1870: Vehicles on the Streets of Tokyo by Utagawa Yoshitora

Utagawa Yoshitora was a designer of ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and an illustrator of books and newspapers who was active from about 1850 to about 1880. He was born in Edo (modern Tokyo), but neither his date of birth nor date of death is known. He was the oldest pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi who excelled in prints of warriors, kabuki actors, beautiful women, and foreigners. He may not have seen any of the foreign scenes he depicted.
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KD: We don't know when this Utagawa Yoshitora was born. We don't know when he died. Yet, we know the dates of his creations.
  • This particular artist, being Japanese, was not a bi supporter of the flag of Japan. Or so it seems, for I have seen may be one or two resemblances.
  • And, of course, them steam cars, and self propelled boats (with no obvious smoke stacks) were normal for the 18-whatever Japan. Industrial Revolution spared no one.
 
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