Legend has it that Empress Jingu (169-269) led an invading army to Korea and returned to Japan in victory three years later. Here we see peace envoys from Korea offering tribute to the Empress. Modern historians agree there is no evidence that this invasion or victory ever occurred. However, the scene is in keeping with the historic nationalistic subject matter that dominated much of Japanese media during the Meiji period (1868-1912).
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- Titles Nihon Ryakushi Zukai (Pictures of Japanese History: Empress Jingu Kogo Receives Envoys from Korea) (Former title)
- Artist Mizuno Toshikata, Japan, 1866 - 1908
- Medium ink and color on paper (triptych)
- Dimensions (overall) 14 x 28 1/4 in. (35.6 x 71.8 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick P. Fish, 1995.23.1-.3
- Work Type woodblock prints
- Classification Prints
- Inscription Recto, printed in scroll, top right on right print: Illustrated History of Japan / The 15th Empress Jingu (?????? / ?????, Nihonryakushi zukai / Jin’on jugo-dai)