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80219-0015 - Kokkei Shimbun Postcard


Meiji 1900s
Paint on a Bench (ベンチのペンキ, Benchi no Penki). Postcard printed by the Kokkei Shimbun in 1907 (Meiji 40). The satirical publication was founded in 1907 by Osaka-based journalist Miyatake Gaikotsu (宮武外骨, 1867-1955). It featured a supplement named Ehagaki Sekai (The World of Illustrated Postcards) containing 30 postcards.

Under pressure from the authorities, Gaikotsu shut down the Kokkei Shimbun in 1909, ending it with a “Suicide Issue.” Gaikotsu’s real name was Kameshiro Miyatake (宮武龜四郎).
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