Friday, November 16, 2018

A Japanese History of America Shows George Washington Punching Tigers and Other Scenes You Won't See In American History Books

George Washington (with bow and arrow) alongside the Goddess of America

Osanaetoki Bankokubanashi (童絵解万国噺), an 1861 book by writer Kanagaki Robun and artist Utagawa Yoshitora, shows a view of America that is fantastical rather than historically correct.

George Washington punching a tiger

John Adams and an eagle kill the snake that ate his Mom.


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