Review of Troops at the Aoyama Training Grounds

Utagawa Kunimasa V (Baidō Kokunimasa) Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

This triptych, which shows the emperor in a horse-drawn carriage reviewing troops, combines a variety of nationalist emblems. Lofty Mount Fuji in the background is set off by a middleground of lozenge-shaped pink and purple clouds and a display of imperial Japanese flags.

Review of Troops at the Aoyama Training Grounds, Utagawa Kunimasa V (Baidō Kokunimasa) (Japanese, 1874–1944), One sheet of a triptych of woodblock prints (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, Japan

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