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    • Shun

    • men (male humans); women; mountains; trees; kimonos
    • The upper panel shows the Chinese boy Shun with a hoe and the main image has a Japanese woman with a hoe. According to the Guo Jujing story, Shun was so diligent in plowing his parents' field, even though they were cruel to him, that elephants came...
    • Heron maiden

    • legends (folk tales); women; umbrellas; Ciconiiformes (order); dresses (garments); hats
    • A woman with a large yellow and black umbrella (open) is accompanied by three white herons. The relationship of the animal kingdom to the world of human beings is close in rural societies. People feel a kinship with the wild creatures around them. ...
    • Mutsu Province, Moon, Princess Katami and Asahina

    • women; men (male humans); bodies of water; kimonos; hats; sandals; swords; boats; Built complexes and districts
    • ada Asahina Saburo Yoshihide was said to be the son of the female warrior Tomoe gozen and Wada Yoshimori (1146-1213), a trusted advisor of Minamoto no Yoritomo. Asahina was noted for his strength and bravery, and when his father was killed by the...
    • Viewing iris flowers

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flowers (plants); flower gardens; birds (animals); porches; railings (balustrades); hair ornaments; lanterns (lighting devices);
    • Three women admire blooming irises from an outdoor porch or pavilion surrounded by a low railing. Two tasseled lanterns hang from the roof beams, and a trio of swallows flit through the air in the background.
    • Edo, moon over the pleasure quarters, Takao

    • courtesans; women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; fans (costume accessories); children (people by age group); lanterns (lighting devices); tables (support furniture); porches; men (male humans)
    • A Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters courtesan named Takao looks out at the moon and the bird flying by, thinking perhaps of her lover. Her costume and hairstyle closely resemble that the 17th century Takao portrayed by Yoshitoshi in his series "One...
    • Emperor and Empress watch court dancers

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; military uniforms; drums (membranophones); flutes (aerophones); biwa; swords; fans (costume accessories)
    • The emperor, empress and five court ladies at right observe a traditional shirabyoshi dancer. While the imperial couple sit in chairs at a table, their attendants kneel on the carpeted verandah. Also on the porch is an enormous flower arrangement...
    • Kyōwa, 1801-1804

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos
    • A beautiful woman (bijin) of the Kyōwa era (1801 through 1804) wears an elaborate hair stick decorated with birds and flowers; the hair around her face is finely drawn and shadowed. In the insert above her, a flowering tree branch is draped with a...
    • Lord Sugawara Michizane

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; calligraphy; trees; built works; shores (landforms)
    • The courtier Suguwara no Michizane (845-903) was unjustly forced from office in Kyoto and sent into exile at Dazaifu, in northern Kyushu. There Michizane taught local children “the secrets of calligraphy,” which became the title of the popular 18th...
    • Changing of clothes

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A kneeling woman lifts a heavy padded cloth. She wears a gray kimono patterned with flying birds, grasses and a river and underneath this three white under robes, which show at the front and back openings of her long sleeves. Her orange obi is...
    • The Warning shot

    • warriors; armor (protective wear); bows (weapons); arrows; boats; women; horseback riding; seas
    • Although the Heike forces had fled to boats off the shore of Yashima, one vessel turned back to the beach. At its prow stood a young woman, dressed in beautiful court garments, who took a folding fan decorated with the rising sun emblem and...
    • Snow in Kashino

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans); snow (precipitation); clogs; headgear; shovels; sleds
    • This later Setsu gekka series, which numbers at least 30 prints, is rather lyrical in its depiction of seasonal change. Flower petals flutter to the ground as a little dog tugs on its leash. Mist crosses a full summer moon as Niwaka Festival...
    • First Horse Day

    • actors; built works; trees; men (male humans); kimonos; hats; hair ornaments; flowers; arrows; bells (idiophones); swords
    • Actors gather outside the main hall of the Ooku residential area to give a special performance for the new year on the first "horse day" of the 2nd month (according to the zodiac calendar). One actor carries a hunting bird while another actor is...
    • Tokyo Ueno Second Industrial Exhibition illustrated

    • Emperors; courts (social groups); fountains; kimonos; military uniforms; lanterns (lighting devices); flags; trees; Built complexes and districts; clock towers; bands (ensembles)
    • The emperor and court ladies stand between two fountains that flank the entry into the Ueno Park compound housing the Second National Industrial Exhibition that was open to the public from 01 March to 30 June 1881. Such fairs followed European and...

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