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    • Preparing for a concert

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; musical instruments; biwa; sho; koto; folding screens; drums (membranophones)
    • Two women and a girl prepare musical instruments for a concert. The woman at center holds a lute or biwa, that is ornamented with a plectrum guard featuring a deer under a full moon. The biwa was popular as an accompanying instrument to songs and...
    • Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. oe

    • men (male humans); women; Japanese maple; trees; kimonos; swords; streams; mountains; warriors
    • The heroic figure Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), together with his entourage called the "Four Heavenly Kings / Shitenno," was asked to clear Mt. Oe of the demon Shuten Doji, who ate men and captured beautiful women to serve him. Here they...
    • Playing with silk balls

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers
    • At New Year's playing with silk thread balls / itomari was popular among girls and women. Such hand balls / temari were filled with natural sponges for bouncing or with cloth or hair if used for rolling, tossing or just decoration. Here two older...
    • Oiso no Tora

    • warriors; swords; halberds; women; kimonos; men (male humans); hats; trees; mountains; Built complexes and districts
    • The courtesan Oiso no Tora was the lover of Soga Juro Sukenari (1172-1193), who with his brother sought revenge on Kudo Suketsune. (See plate 159) Suketsune had murdered their father, and for many years the Soga brothers plotted their retribution....
    • Iga no Tsubone

    • women; men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); trees; kimonos; bodies of water; fans (costume accessories)
    • Lady Iga was in service to Emperor GoDaigo (1288-1339), who was exiled to the mountains of Yoshino where he established an alternative imperial court. His palace there was haunted by the ghost of Sasaki Kiyotada, who had been executed after poorly...
    • Kato Kiyomasa

    • men (male humans); women; warriors; swords; armor (protective wear); edged weapons; lanterns (lighting devices); trees; kimonos; gardens
    • The warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) rescuing women from the ruins of Fushimi Castle after an earthquake struck the Kyoto area on 05 September 1596. More than 500 people were killed when the castle tower and walls collapsed. Kiyomasu brought many...
    • Watanabe no Tsuna

    • warriors; men (male humans); armor (protective wear); women; kimonos; swords; hats; horseback riding
    • Watanabe no Tsuna (953-1025), one of Minamoto Yorimitsu's four lieutenants (see Plate 115), volunteered to investigate strange appearances at Rashomon, the great gateway to Kyoto. There he encountered a beautiful but mysterious woman, who later...
    • Horeki, 1751-1763

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos; banners; lanterns (lighting devices); Single Built Works
    • Midway in the series is Horeki no koro (1751-63) which shows a modestly dressed woman, probably a merchant's wife, and the inset depicts the upper facáde of the kabuki theater Nakamuraza in Edo. The scene is identified as a kao mise / "face...
    • Raiko and the Earth Spider

    • double portrait; swords; kimonos; legends (folk tales); actors
    • A sketch of two actors, Sakata Kintoki and Tsuchigumo in a play from the story of Raiko and the Earth Spider. In this tale, Raiko, while on a quest in search of a giant flying skull, found himself feeling ill and retired for the night. A servant...

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