Civilization Recoils from Old Nippon

by Elizabeth

Cartoon entitled “Suicide of Nogi,” Urbana Courier-Herald, September 20, 1912

Personified “Civilization” recoils in horror from “The Old Nippon” after the suicide of Count Nogi and his wife at the emperor’s funeral. “Civilization” carries a list of “Gifts from the West to Japan”: Christianity, constitutional government, scientific enlightenment, and higher education are visible on the list.