Album of Meiji-era Banknotes (Dajôkansatsu)

太政官札

Japanese
Meiji era
1868–9 (Meiji 1–2)
Printer Matsuda Rokuzan (Gengendô II) (Japanese, 1836–1903), Publisher Daijôkan kaikeikyoku (General Accounting Office) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Machida City Mus., Hanga hachijûnen no kiseki (1996), pp. 34-36, #s (1)-1 to (1)-3

Accession Number

2009.5017

Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

17 shots: front cover, 15 individiual pages, back cover

The early Meiji government was known as Daijôkan or Dajôkan; the former pronunciation seems to be preferred in general, but the latter is more common when referring to the banknotes, Dajôkansatsu. According to Japanese-language Wikipedia, notes of tbhis kind were printed in 1868-9 and were in use until 1879. The Machida City Museum catalogue identifies Matsuda Rokuzan as the printer (probably also the artist and engraver).

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Credit Line

Source unidentified