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    • Tale of the bamboo cutter

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; mountains
    • The oldest known Japanese narrative, this sad fairy tale dates back to the 9th or 10th century. In this tale Kaguya-hime was found inside a bamboo stalk by a bamboo cutter, who took her home and raised her as his daughter. As she grew up the fame...
    • Shikan, Takasuke as onnagata

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); boys; kimonos; actors; swords; bamboo
    • This appears to be a variation of "The Bamboo Room" scene from Act II of the play "The Precious Incense and Autumn Flowers of Sendai / Meiboku Sendai hagi." In the standard kabuki play version, the shogun's son Tsuruchiyo is friends with Senmatsu,...
    • Flower arranging in turn

    • women; interior spaces; fusuma; kimonos; flowers (plants); calligraphy
    • In the 3rd month of the year, special tea ceremonies were held in the Inner Palace when guests and hosts played sophisticated games, such as guessing which types of tea were being served, or exchanged roles. In mawaribana guests took turns...
    • Serving spiced rice wine

    • women; kimonos; folding screens; screens (furniture); trees; bamboo
    • On the first morning of the new year, a special spiced wine or otosu is drunk before breakfast and thought to bring good health throughout the coming year. Usually the youngest member of the family or group is served first, and in Chikanobu's...
    • Yokobue

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; hairstyles; trees; Single Built Works; bamboo; gates; fences; hats; streams
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a woman closing a bamboo gate to a moonlit garden, while a man inside the building looks out a partially opened window. In The Tale of the Heike, a low-ranking lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, fell in love...
    • Zhu Shouchang

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; flowers (plants); trees; hand spinning; bamboo; Single Built Works
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a young woman holding a package and standing outside a bamboo gate in a brushwood fence. Cherry blossoms bloom in the garden. In a rustic thatch roofed house, an old woman is spinning. In the upper...
    • Chasing bats

    • women; children (people by age group); bats (animals); trees; built works; bridges (built works)
    • As three bats / komori circle in the evening sky, two boys try to touch them with bamboo sticks while their mother and baby brother look on. Bats have long been a symbol of good luck in Northeast Asia because the words in Chinese for "bat" and for...
    • Five festivals

    • women; kimonos; flowers (plants); tables (support furniture); calligraphy; hairstyles; hair ornaments; teapots; children (people by age group); swords; figurines
    • While Japan has many national and regional celebrations, five festivals / gosseku were given particular importance. Chikanobu presents them from right to left: the New Year Festival / Oshogatsu when special gifts are offered on footed trays of...
    • Keio, 1865-1867

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; palanquins
    • An older woman with shaved eyebrows, indicating her married status, is nicely but conservatively dressed. Her plaid inner robe is typical of late Edo Period fashions in the city of Edo, often influenced by kabuki stage costume textiles. She might...
    • Kioshi

    • women; children (people by age group); elderly; Single Built Works; bamboo; bodies of water; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); benches; fishing
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a young boy fishing for what appear to be fancy goldfish. His mother is seated on a bench nearby, at the water's edge. Above is a scene with a young woman fetching water for tea for an elderly woman...
    • Bird: Asakusa Rice Fields

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; banners; sandals; headgear
    • In the 11th month, the Tori no Ichi Festival is held at the Hanamata Washi Daimyojin Shinto Shrine of the Buddhist temple of Chokoku-ji. An important image at the temple, popular with actors and courtesans, depicts Myoken, Bodhisattva of the North...
    • Evening concert

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; tables (support furniture); candles; candleholders; flowers (plants); hair ornaments; long zithers; folding screens
    • Six women prepare for an evening concert. To the left, a woman brings in a tall candlestick to add to another already lighting the scene, while beside her a woman in green sits holding a cup. In the center panel an attendant bring in an ichigenkin,...
    • Instrumental trio

    • women; kimonos; koto; flutes (aerophones); shamisen; musical instruments; folding screens
    • Beyond the bamboo lattice of a folding screen sit three women: the flute / yokobue player (in nearly full view) accompanies shamisen and koto musicians (who are hidden by the partition). The delicate wave patterns in silver on the screen panels...
    • Children doing origami

    • women; children (people by age group); flowers (plants); trees; gardens; kimonos; origami; urns; fusuma
    • Two children are conversing while folding origami cranes. They sit within a house, before a sliding door, overlooking a garden. To their left is a bamboo trellis and a large ornamental jar, and behind them a cluster of peonies is growing. A women...

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