Illustration of the Imperial National Diet Building

Utagawa Kuniteru III (active c. 1886-1895)

Japanese Color Woodblock Print 

Illustration of the Imperial National Diet Building

by Utagawa Kuniteru III, 1892

Utagawa Kuniteru III (active c. 1886-1895)

IHL Cat. #1328

About This Print

This March 1892 print depicts a meeting of the second Diet, following the February 1892 election of the House of Representatives, along with a complete list of all the Diet members and a view of the exterior of the National Diet Building.  The names of the 251 members of the House of Peers appear on the right and those of the 300 members of House of Representatives on the left.

This second election resulted from the dissolution of the first Diet in December 1891, due to a budget impasse.  The second Diet would be dissolved in December 1893.

Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 Title or Description Illustration of the Imperial National Diet Building (Members of the House of Representatives and Members of the House of Lords)
 Teikoku Kokkai gijidō no zu (Teikoku Shūgiin giin meikan ・ Teikoku Kizokuin giin meikan)
 帝国々会議事堂之図 [帝国々会議事堂之圖] (帝国衆議院議員名鑑・帝国貴族院議員名鑑)
 Artist Utagawa Kuniteru III (active c. 1886-1895)
豊原国輝画 Toyoharu Kuniteru ga
 Seal (of the artist) Toshidama seal
 Publication Date March 1892 明治25年3月
 PublisherKiya Sōjirō 木屋宗次郎
left half: 印刷兼發行者 小森宗次郎
printer and publisher Komori Sōjirō
preceded by address: 日本橋馬喰町三丁目十番地
Nihonbashi Bakurochō Sanchōme 10-banchi

[Marks pub. ref. 252; seal not shown]
 Impression excellent
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - trimmed to image
 Genre ukiyo-e; kaika-e
 Format vertical oban triptych
 H x W Paper 
 14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm) each sheet

 Collections This Print
 Minken City Kōchi Freedom Museum [website is not active as of 4/21/2020]
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