Woodcut Confidential! #9


Hayaru Hashika mo kyō asu bakari
(Measles epidemic will be only short lived)
(Oroka Zentei; 1860)

2 comments:

justjack said...

I was watching Kurosawa's "Sanshiro Sugata" the other, and those crazy platform clogs were the same shoe that Sanshiro was wearing. I couldn't believe how he could scoot around on them, to say nothing of going up and down stone stairs.

Fred said...

If you go to the countryside in Japan, you can still see folks wearing those platform clogs. As for the woodcut, it's refreshing to see that healthare propoganda is not an invention of the 21st Century.