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  • All fields: calligraphy
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    • Girl doing calligraphy

    • children (people by age group); kimonos; calligraphy; hairstyles; desks
    • A young girl with a modern bobbed hair style and a fashionable kimono is seated at a Western style school desk doing calligraphy. She holds her brush as if it were a pen or pencil rather than in the traditional vertical position, as shown in the...
    • Chiyoda Inner Palace

    • flowers (plants); trees; water; calligraphy
    • Meiji period color woodblock diptych print depicting calligraphy displayed on water, with flowers and trees in the background. The title page for a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • 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...
    • Joys of reading

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; books; clocks; tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture); calligraphy
    • Two girls and their mother are enjoying books. One daughter is kneeling before an open illustrated volume, holding a pointer to help her read. Her sister, standing behind, holds another thread bound book, similar in color to the cover of the one...
    • 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...
    • The flower of Edo, Yoshiwara

    • courtesans; women; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices)
    • Yoshiwara was the pleasure district of Edo, a city within the city surrounded by high walls and a water moat, which housed Edo's prostitutes from 1617 to 1957. Its courtesans were considered among the "Flowers of Edo." The print combines three...
    • 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...
    • Kyoho, 1334-1336

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos; children (people by age group); pictures (object genre)
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a large head portrait of a young bijin wearing a kimono decorated with colorful calligraphy. The series, "Mirror of the Ages" presents a group of fifty-three bust portraits of beauties from the Kenmu...
    • Composing in a poetry contest (uta awase)

    • women; elderly; kimonos; screens (furniture); tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture); calligraphy; books; scrolls (information artifacts); interior spaces
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting seven women in a room engaged in a poetry composition contest. Three of the women sit before writing tables, brushes in hand, writing poems on narrow strips of paper; a elderly woman sits with...
    • Gio and Gijo

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; porches; trees; flowers (plants); calligraphy; nuns
    • The sisters Gio and Gijo were popular dancers / shirabyoshi in Kyoto, and Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181) was particularly fond of Gio. However when a new dancer named Hotoke gozen attracted Kiyomori's attention, Gio was forced out and went into...

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