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  • All fields: 1886-04-01
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    • Lady Matsushima

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; swords; banners; lanterns (lighting devices); warriors; porches; blinds (coverings); armor (protective wear)
    • Although Lady Matsushima was an attendant of the shogun Minamoto no Sanetomo (1192-1219), Hojo Tomotoki (1193-1245), second son of the regent Hojo Yoshitoki, frequently sent her love letters, even though she was deeply in love with Wada Asahina...
    • Ariwara no Narihira

    • men (male humans); women; swords; mountains; trees; torches (lighting devices); kimonos; horseback riding
    • The 10th century poetic anthology Tales of Ise contains several verses that reportedly describe the love life of Ariwara no Narihira (825-880). According to legend, this handsome poet and courtier eloped with Fujiwara no Koshi (842-910) who was...
    • Izumi Shikibu

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; trees; lanterns (lighting devices)
    • The 10-11th century poet Izumi Shikibu and her daughter KoShikibu (d. 1025) were visiting Kitano Shrine in Kyoto and noticed a painting / ema of a bird. The young girl spontaneously composed a poem, which reportedly made the pictured bird begin to...
    • Princess Osakabe

    • men (male humans); women; swords; kimonos; shores (landforms)
    • The newly built Himeji Castle was believed, in the early 17th century, to be haunted by the Shinto spirit Osakabe Myojin. The famous warrior Miyamoto Musashi (1584?-1645) was summoned to exorcise the spirit, and he is shown here confronting...
    • Kaniman-ji

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; books; axes (tools)
    • According the Konjaku monogatari, a devout young woman valued all sentient beings, and bought some live crabs at a market to set them free. Later when her father saw a snake about to eat a frog, he asked the snake to give up his meal in return for...
    • Courtesan Jigoku

    • women; courtesans; monks; men (male humans); children (people by age group); kimonos; hair ornaments; trees
    • A famous courtesan of Sakai took the name "Jigoku," meaning "hell," and had images of hell displayed on her robes and on the clothes of her attendants. She exchanged poems with the Zen monk Ikkyu (1394-1481), who frequented brothels as part of his...
    • Princess Sarashina

    • women; men (male humans); swords; trees; kimonos; warriors
    • Sarashina-hime was the courageous daughter of a retainer to Murakami Yoshikiyo (1501-1573) and was married to the samurai Aiki Morinosuke. Another family member with evil intentions tried to attack Princess Sarashina when she was doing religious...

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