Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards

Front Cover
University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - Art - 208 pages
0 Reviews
In June 1944, twenty-seven-year-old combat infantry chaplain Israel Yost arrived in Italy with the 100th Battalion, a little-known National Guard unit of mostly Japanese Americans from Hawai'i. Yost was apprehensive when he learned of his assignment to this unusual unit composed of soldiers with whom he felt he had little in common and who were mostly Buddhists. But this would soon change. For the next nine months at the front--from Salerno to Monte Cassino to Anzio to Bruyeres--Yost assisted medics, retrieved bodies from the battlefield, buried enemy soldiers, struggled to bolster morale as the number of casualties rose higher and higher, and wrote countless letters of condolence, all in addition to fulfilling his ministerial duties, which included preaching in the foxholes. Although his sermons won few converts, Yost's tireless energy and concern for others earned him admiration from his fellow soldiers, who often turned to him as a trusted friend and spiritual advisor. Forty years after the war had ended, with the help of his field diaries and the letters he had written almost daily to his wife, Yost wrote of his wartime experiences in the hopes that they might one day be published as a record of the remarkable character and accomplishments of the 100th.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

history method context
2
A bnef history of pnnting in Japan
12
The woodblock technique
19
Edo society
23
The art of play
28
knowledge news views
40
Books
42
Calendars koyomi
47
Catfish pnnts namazue
108
Medicine pnnts baiyakue
114
Smallpox pnnts and measles pnnts riosoe and hashikae
120
Obituary pnnts shinie
125
leisure pleasure play
130
Playful pnnts and toy pnnts asobie and omochae
132
Board games sugoroku jurokumusashi and menko
164
Playing cards karuta
183

Programmes and lists banzuke and zukushi
51
Newssheets kawaraban and shinbun nishikie
58
The art of travel maps guides and gazetteers
62
Advertising hikifuda
70
The outside world Nagasakie Yokohamae and sayae
80
faith fortune general wellbeing
92
Votive slips and exchange slips senjafuda and kokanfuda
94
Decorative papers karakami chiyogami pochibukuro and futo
193
and finally
202
Artists outlines
204
Glossary
205
Selected bibliography
207
Index
208
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2006)

Salter has been a woodblock printer for more than 20 years.

Bibliographic information