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160906-0028 - Propaganda Postcard


Outside Taisho 1910s Unknown

Japanese propaganda postcard featuring a satirical caricature expressing the government’s concerns about the perceived dangers of pacifism, published sometime between March 1907 (Meiji 40) and March 1918 (Taisho 7).

The illustration shows a monkey removing legs from a crab labeled “army” and “navy.”

Japanese text: 猿『コノ節ソンナ鋏がイルカイ  蟹の足『ソウダヽ 鋏ハ重クテ閉口ダ  猿『ソレサヘ無ケレバコッチノモノダ 足『コンナ事ニナルトハ 夢ニモ知ラナカッタ!!

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