Making Chinese Soldiers Shiver (Shinbei no hiyakasare), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyashushô)
「日本万歳 百撰百笑 清兵の冷やかされ」
Vertical ôban; 37.1 × 25.3 cm (14 5/8 × 9 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The title of this design utilizes a play on the meanings of hiyakasu, “to chill” or “to laugh at.” The series title, literally “One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs,” is a pun on the expression “One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories” (both pronounced “Hyakusen hyakushô”).
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection