The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Episode 105 - Dr. Miriam Wattles (UCSB)

April 19, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Wattles sketches the political potential of artists and artistic production, from early manga artists in the Tokugawa period to activist artists today.  We discuss early Meiji portraiture and changing women's employments, editorial cartoons and manga critical of the government and society, and jail cartoons from an immigrant detention center outside Tokyo today.