Icon Feb 13, 2010

Tako No Asirai (Octopus Treading) by Kobayashi Kiyochika. (1904)

One of those rare examples where the octopus is pro-cause 1. Japanese officer sitting on an octopus that is capturing ships disguised fish. Russo-Japanese War. Part of a series: Nihonbanzai hyakusen hyakusho (Long live Japan: one hundred victories, one hundred laughs). Image source and information: Library of Congress http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g07292 (Accessed 4th Jan 2009)