研究ノート This study will focus on the Japanese color woodblock prints that depict images of The battle of Seonghwan and The battle of Asan during the First Sino-Japanese War （1894-1895）. This study looks at these color woodblock prints from a number of different angles. Even though these prints draw on the same motif, after careful inspection it is clear that there is a difference of artistic expression. This difference of expression may have been a commercial strategy used by painters and ukiyo-e publishers. The number of different expressions perhaps led to the popularity of the initial Sino-Japanese War color woodblock prints.