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    • Korean calamity retribution

    • flags; men (male humans); military uniforms; ships; rifles (long guns); boats; swords; banners; Built complexes and districts
    • Following the destruction of the Japanese legation buildings in Seoul and the escape from Incheon of the minister and his staff, the Japanese government decided to retaliate. Hanabusa Yoshimoto was sent back to Korea with 3 warships and several...
    • Wife of Shimizu, Ueno

    • women; men (male humans); oxen; landscapes (representations); trees
    • An ox, carrying bales of rice, loses it's footing on a mountain road and begins to fall over the edge. Ueno, the wife of Shimizu, the provincial governor of Kazusa, with a superhuman effort pulls the heavily burdened beast back on to the roadway;...
    • Yokobue

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; hairstyles; trees; Single Built Works; bamboo; gates; fences; hats; streams
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a woman closing a bamboo gate to a moonlit garden, while a man inside the building looks out a partially opened window. In The Tale of the Heike, a low-ranking lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, fell in love...
    • Shun

    • men (male humans); women; mountains; trees; kimonos
    • The upper panel shows the Chinese boy Shun with a hoe and the main image has a Japanese woman with a hoe. According to the Guo Jujing story, Shun was so diligent in plowing his parents' field, even though they were cruel to him, that elephants came...
    • A glimpse of dignitaries dancing

    • men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); cutaways (coats); suits (main garments); pianos; chandeliers; trees; rugs; interior spaces
    • On the second floor of a Western-style building, probably the famous Rokumeikan, Japanese couples appear to be taking dancing lessons, accompanied by two pianists. The young people seem awkward in movement and intent in their expressions,...
    • Wife of Kajiwara Kagesue

    • women; kimonos; children (people by age group); porches; men (male humans); Single Built Works; blinds (coverings); swords
    • Two married women and a young girl are shown leaving a gated compound, and the text panel indicates that one is the wife of the warrior Kajiwara Kagesue (1162-1200) who has taken a branch of cherry blossoms. At right is a young messenger boy...
    • Wife of Kusunoki Masashige

    • women; boys; kimonos; warriors; swords; hats; folding screens; interior spaces
    • The ten year old boy Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-48), following his father's defeat and death at the Battle of Minatogawa in 1336, considered committing suicide, but his mother stopped him, reminding him of his moral obligations to support the emperor...
    • Mother of Zen Master Ikkyu

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; emperors; hats; blinds (curtains); knives
    • According to legend, the 16 year old Emperor GoKomatsu (1377-1433) greatly loved a woman whose family had ties to the former Southern Court in Yoshino, so that when she became pregnant, suspicions were raised by other imperial concubine about her...
    • To Ransen

    • women; kimonos; ceremonial staffs; men (male humans); trees; boats; shores (landforms)
    • According to the text panel, "Ransen was originally a person from Japan, and even though she was a woman, she had a pure heart and acquired the magic of the immortals, riding dragons and floating on clouds without end." From other sources, she...
    • Lady Tang

    • women; children (people by age group); elderly; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); porches; gardens; Japanese maple; lanterns (lighting devices)
    • In print #6 Chikanobu has inverted the filial piety narratives: Cui Nanshan’s young wife Lady Tang willing suckles her husband’s great grandmother, who has no teeth, but in the Japanese scene, a mother attracts her baby son to come nurse. The...
    • Zheng Shen

    • women; men (male humans); trees; kimonos; sandals
    • In many, but not all, of the 24 examples, Chikanobu substitutes a female for the male Chinese paragon, making the series part of the didactic vocabulary available to young Japanese women who need to learn such values. In the second print of the...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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