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Illustration of Capture of Bakō Castle on Taiwan Islands
Accession number MET 77.34.8
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/AA00005224/00001
 Material Information
Title: Illustration of Capture of Bakō Castle on Taiwan Islands
Physical Description: Artifact
Creator: Utagawa Kokunimasa (1874-1944)
Donor: Anonymous gift ( donor )
Publication Date: 1895
Materials: Triptych woodblock print, ink and colors on paper ( medium )
Measurements: 14 1/2 x 30 inches
Style/Period: Meiji Period, 1895
Subjects / Keywords: Prints -- Japanese
Spatial Coverage:
Abstract: The Penghu Islands are located between the Island of Taiwan and mainland China. The Japanese Imperial Guard was in charge of its invasion. The campaign was launched on March 23rd and lasted for only 3 days, since the Japanese met with little or no resistance. Interestingly, peace negotiations had already started on March 20th, and in the beginning Penghu Islands and Taiwan were excluded from negotiations, allowing the Japanese to occupy them. The capture of The Penghu Islands prevented any Chinese reinforcements from being brought to Taiwan. On April 17th The Treaty of Shimonoseki ended The Sino-Japanese war, and Japan was rewarded with substantial territorial, political and monetary gains. Korea was recognized as an independent country, which allowed for increased Japanese influence. Japan took possession of Port Arthur, The Penghu Islands and Taiwan. Six days after the Treaty was signed, France, Germany and Russia intervened, forcing Japan to return Port Arthur to China. This loss was considered an insult in Japan especially after Russia leased Port Arthur from China a few days after Japanese troops withdrew.
Preferred Citation: The Frost Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL, Anonymous gift
 Record Information
Source Institution: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Holding Location: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum ( SOBEK page | external link )
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: accession number - MET 77.34.8
System ID: AA00005224:00001

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