Valiant Drunken Tiger

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japan’s last great printmaker, captured the spirit of an age of carnage.

Setting Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitotshi

When Japan opened its borders to trade in the 1850s, inflation, epidemics, riots, murders, executions, and battles ensued. It’s easy to rattle off the sequence of events, tracing chains of political cause and effect, and lose sight of the human dimension of all this…