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    • Consolation picture of Prince Hana no Azuma

    • group portrait; princes; women; kimonos; hairstyles; men (male humans); hair ornaments; flowers (plants); swords; toys (recreational artifacts); children (people by age group); banners; blinds (coverings); porches; carriages (vehicles)
    • The emperor appears at far left dressed in traditional court robes surrounded by his female attendants, some of whom are helping wheel a baby carriage and toy horses into the palace chamber. Being published in May 1878, this seems like a...
    • Sewing

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; cabinets (case furniture); rulers (guiding tools); cloth
    • In an abstract space, a woman sits with her kitten next to a sewing box. She holds a ruler and has a bolt of cloth on her lap. This scene seems timeless and quite tranquil, although her attention is attracted to someone or something outside the...
    • Sosano no Mikoto

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; elderly
    • According to the Record of Ancient Matters / Kojiki, written about 712, Susano, the brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu, is expelled from the realm of gods and descends to the area called Izumo, where he discovered an old couple sheltering their...
    • Kusunoki Masatsura

    • men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); swords; streams; trees; lanterns (lighting devices); banners; Single Built Works; porches
    • The warrior Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-1348) was the son of Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336) and both were loyal defenders of the emperors of the Southern Court (see Plate 178). As a boy Masatsuna defended his home from curious creatures and spirits,...
    • Swimming at Okazaki

    • men (male humans); women; trees; kimonos; swimming
    • Oai no kata was born in Okazaki and was both beautiful and strong, although of low social status. One day while swimming in a river, a young man tried to bother her, but she quickly defeated him. According to the cartouche, even the shogun Tokugawa...
    • Ghost of Taira no Tomomori

    • warriors; men (male humans); armor (protective wear); halberds; women; seas; bows (weapons); arrows
    • Realizing the Taira forces would be defeated at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, Tomomori (1152-1185), the Taira clan leader, grabbed an anchor and leapt into the sea. The three imperial symbols were also thrown into the water, to keep the Genji from...
    • Western clothing

    • women; girls; dresses (garments); hats; tables (support furniture); gardens; fountains; trees
    • Dressed in fine French fashions, these two ladies and young girl seem to be ready for a stroll in the garden beyond or a visit to the newly modernized shopping area of the Ginza. On the table is a European teapot with matching cup and saucer, In...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Nakamitsu's only son Kojumaru is substituted

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); swords; flowers (plants); kimonos; lamps (lighting devices)
    • Minamoto no Mitsunaga sent his son Bijomaru to a temple to study and become a priest, but Bijomaru practiced martial arts instead. His father was angry and ordered his chief retainer Nakamitsu to kill Bijomaru. Nakamitsu could not bring himself to...
    • 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...
    • Okubo Hikozaemon

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; trees; palanquins; Built complexes and districts
    • Okubo Hikozaemon Tadanori (1560-1639), a trusted advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu, thought his neighbors had dishonored a pine tree given him by Ieyasu, and shot at them with his matchlock.
    • Princess Shiragiku

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; ponds; plants (vegetation)
    • Princess Shiragiku, the beautiful daughter of a government official from the Enshu or Totomi area, was abducted by a rebel who had secretly developed a passion for her. With the help of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Shiragiku escaped into...
    • 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...
    • Takeuchi no Sukune

    • men (male humans); women; bows (weapons); arrows; kimonos; blinds (coverings); built works; gardens; warriors
    • The warrior Takenouchi no Sukune was the trusted minister of the 3rd century empress Jingu, who is credited with conquering kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula. He is shown here in the garden of the imperial palace. Later Sukune became regent for...
    • 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...
    • No. 25 Date Mansion

    • women; children (people by age group); men (male humans); kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices); fusuma; interior spaces
    • In the city of Sendai, several assassination attempts were made to overthrow the Date family. The print depicts a masked assassin being overpowered by a family retainer while the young heir is shielded by his nursemaid during an attack in the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lady Senju

    • women; men (male humans); bows (weapons); arrows; warriors; kimonos; swords; trees; flowers (plants); banners; fans (costume accessories); streams; folding screens
    • According to the Heike monogatari Lady Senju, a personal attendant of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) was asked by him to sing and dance for Taira no Shigehira (1156-1185), a captured enemy of the imperial family. Shigehira, in turn, played the...

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