February 11, 660 BCE~ Traditional date when legendary Emperor Jimmu founded Japan

Emperor Jinmu (Jinmu tennô) by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

1880 / Woodblock print; ink and color on paper / 14 3/4”x9 7/8” / Various, including Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kenkokukinen-no-Hi, the “complicated and controversial” National Foundation Day, is February 11

Previous February 11 posts:

February 11~ African-American visual artists

Thomas Edison: Born February 11, 1847

Artist Birthday Quiz for 2/11~

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