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    • 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...
    • Minamoto no Raiko

    • women; men (male humans); bows (weapons); arrows; hat; warriors; hair ornaments; hairstyles; fans (costume accessories); swords
    • The famous warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), also known as Raiko, was devoted to the goddess Benzaiten, who appeared to him in a dream and gave him a special bow and arrow to help him in the way of the martial arts.
    • Lady Suo

    • women; trees; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); figurines; tables (support furniture); nuns; poets
    • The 11th century poet Suo no naishi, whose poem about "That spring night / Haru no yo" is included among the famous "Collection of One Hundred Poets / Hyakunin isshu," is shown encountering a Buddhist nun in the woods.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Kakitsu, Kikugoro and Nakamura Fukusuke in garden

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; costume; swords; gardens; flowers; lanterns (lighting devices); daggers (weapons)
    • This play, now commonly called "Gorozo the Gallant / Gosho no Gorozo," included in the first act the brutal murder of young Hototogisu, daughter of a tea ceremony master, by Yuri no kata, jealous wife of the daimyo Asama Tomoenojo, who had just...
    • Boating under cherry blossoms

    • boats; women; trees; bodies of water; flowers (plants); kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • Four women and a girl sit under a canopy in a boat while a sixth woman stands in the bow. The boat passes under a crag upon which a flowering cherry tree grows. Two egrets fly in the background. This triptych print is part of a series of 40 scenes...
    • Han Gaozu and Zhangliang

    • Group Portrait; interior spaces; canopies (structural elements); men (male humans); robes (main garments); hats
    • Three men in Chinese robes sit on a platform while two others with drawn swords stand before them. Gao of Han (commonly known as Gaozu, personal name Liu Bang), was the first emperor of the Chinese Han Dynasty, ruling over China from 202 BC until...
    • Imperial Minister Kibi

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; hats; flowers (plants); brocade (textile); stools (single seating furniture)
    • Kibi no Makibi (695?-775) was sent to study in China in 717, and returned to Japan 19 years later to be the imperial adviser to Princess (and later Empress) Koken (reign 749-758). While abroad he was often homesick, especially when he saw the moon...
    • Record of the Kagoshima Suppression

    • men (male humans); soldiers; trees; military uniforms; halberds; swords; flags; cannons (artillery); ships; shores (landforms); fans (costume accessories); chairs
    • On the shores of Kagoshima Bay, where an imperial navy ship steams toward Sakurajima, Saigo Takamori (1827-1877) stands before a captured cannon wearing his Western style officer's uniform. To the right of Saigo is Kirino Toshiaki (1838-1877)...
    • Moon viewing over Sarashina rice fields

    • women; kimonos; Single Built Works; agricultural land; teakettles; tables (support furniture); stoves (heating equipment)
    • Several tourists are enjoying the interesting phenomenon of the moon being reflected on the water surface of flooded rice fields in Shinano Province (Nagano Prefecture). This famous view was well-known to travelers and even illustrated by Hiroshige...

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