Review of Troops at the Aoyama Parade Grounds

Inoue Yasuji Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

The Meiji emperor reviews troops at the Aoyama Parade Grounds in Tokyo. Prints describing events such as this were commissioned to bring attention to the modernization of Japan’s military and encourage patriotic support of imperialist ambitions. Inoue Yasuji, who died at the age of twenty-five shortly after the publication of this work, was a prolific follower of Kobayashi Kiyochika.

Review of Troops at the Aoyama Parade Grounds, Inoue Yasuji (Japanese, 1864–1889), Triptych of woodblock prints (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, Japan

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