- Museum number
- Object: Kessen manga-shū 決戦漫画集 (Anthology of Victory Manga)
Illustrated book, colour lithograph with offset printing. Anthology of wartime propaganda manga by various artists. Cover illustration of US and British flags trampled by muddy boots.
- Production date
- May 1944
Height: 25.70 centimetres
Width: 18.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For a publication made under late wartime conditions this anthology is quite lavishly produced, with some full-page colour lithograph cartoons by leading manga artists, most of whom would continue to be celebrated in the post-war era. The prefaces are by manga veterans Kitazawa Rakuten (1876-1955) and Okamoto Ippei (1886-1948), president and advisor, respectively, of the ‘Japan Public Service Manga Society’ (Nihon Manga Hōkōkai).
Discussed in Inoue Yūko, ‘Senji-ka no manga – shintaisei-ki ikō no manga to mangaka dantai’, Ritsumeikan Daigaku Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyūjo kiyō 81 (2002).
(T. Clark, 10/2015)
- On display (G94/dc12/sF)
- Exhibition history
2018 Oct-2019 Apr, BM Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Pacfic War (1941-1945)
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Japanese Illustrated Book number: JIB.1048