Album of Meiji-era Banknotes (Dajôkansatsu)
Bijuaru waido Meiji jidaikan (2005), p. 100; Machida City Mus., Hanga hachijûnen no kiseki (1996), pp. 34-36, #s (1)-1 to (1)-3
Medium or Technique
Copperplate etching; ink on paper
Not On View
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).