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Modern Japanese Fiction

The Meiji Period

1868 – 1912

Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken depart the Imperial Palace in a horse-drawn carriage after the Promulgation of the new Meiji Constitution, February 11, 1899. UTAGAWA KUNISAWA IV, 1899; PUBLIC DOMAIN

The Taishō Period

1912 – 1926

Yamakawa Shūhō (1898-1944), ‘Three Sisters’, painted screen, 1936, Honolulu Museum of Art

The Shōwa Period

1926 – 1989

Irie & Toshi Maruki, Fire (Panel II) from “Hiroshima Panels”
1950. Indian ink and Japanese paper, 180 x 720 cm. Maruki Gallery for the Hiroshima Panels