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    • Kyōwa, 1801-1804

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos
    • A beautiful woman (bijin) of the Kyōwa era (1801 through 1804) wears an elaborate hair stick decorated with birds and flowers; the hair around her face is finely drawn and shadowed. In the insert above her, a flowering tree branch is draped with a...
    • Kenmu, 1334-1337

    • women; hats; veils (headcloths); kimonos; children (people by age group)
    • Dressed in a black lacquered hat with a broad brim and a delicate silk gauze veil, this woman appears to be in a traveling outfit. Perhaps she is supposed to be a court lady traveling between the Southern Court of emperor GoDaigo (1288-1339) in...
    • 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...
    • Sandpainting

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; sand paintings; tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture)
    • Three courtly young women are shown creating bonseki. A young girl in a red kimono, her hair tied up in two loops, kneels on the left watching the other two. A second woman, in a dark blue kimono decorated with red, purple and yellow flowers and a...
    • Keio, 1865-1867

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; palanquins
    • An older woman with shaved eyebrows, indicating her married status, is nicely but conservatively dressed. Her plaid inner robe is typical of late Edo Period fashions in the city of Edo, often influenced by kabuki stage costume textiles. She might...
    • Meiwa, 1764-1771

    • women; hairstyles; fude; boxes (containers)
    • A noblewoman holding her brush in the traditional vertical position writes on the outside of a scroll. Her eyebrows have been shaved and "moth wing" eyebrows painted on her forehead, as appropriate to her rank. In the inset, a small box hold shells...
    • Chrysanthemum garden

    • women; kimonos; gardens; flowers (plants)
    • Three women relax among beds of chrysanthemums. A large pot with red, white, and gold chrysanthemums sits behind them; this and the strong colors of their kimono form vivid splashes of color against the soft gray washes making up the background.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Watching Noh dancers

    • dances; dancers; costume; women; girls; flowers (plants); blinds (coverings)
    • A girl and 7 women watch a performance of noh / no theater in which dancers dressed as 2 Chinese lions / Kara shishi frolic amidst peony flowers. Lion dances / shishi mai have a long history in China and Japan, often associated with protecting a...
    • Blossom viewing

    • women; kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); fans (costume accessories); hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A woman in an ornately patterned blue kimono stands before a flowering tree. A box is tucked into the edge of the red kimono she wears beneath the blue one; beneath this we see three white layers. She wears a cluster of gold flowers on each side of...
    • Meiji, 1868–1912

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flags; lanterns (lighting devices); arches
    • Of the 50 prints in the series, 7 depict women of the Meiji Era, although none of them wear Western clothes. This is different from Yoshitoshi's 1888 series "32 Aspects of Daily Life / Fuzoku sanjuniso" which has 9 women (out of 32) identified with...
    • Aquarium

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; fans (costume accessories); aquariums (containers)
    • Three women in flowered kimono surround an aquarium containing long-finned goldfish. Behind them on a table sits a bonsai display, depicting a mountain and trees by a river. On the left a standing woman in a blue and pink tinted kimono and red obi...
    • Fan tossing game

    • women; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); bells (aerophone components)
    • Within the series of more than 20 triptychs, at least 2 have close-up scenes, in which the figures dominate the composition. When viewing these images mounted in a handscroll format, the sudden appearance of these large forms in quite jarring...
    • Kyoho, 1334-1336

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos; children (people by age group); pictures (object genre)
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a large head portrait of a young bijin wearing a kimono decorated with colorful calligraphy. The series, "Mirror of the Ages" presents a group of fifty-three bust portraits of beauties from the Kenmu...
    • Kan'ei, 1624-1643

    • girls; hairstyles; costume; Canis familiaris (species); men (male humans); women; kimonos
    • A young woman and her puppy represent the Kan'ei era, a time when the Tokugawa shogunate was consolidating its power in Edo but still viewing the imperial capital of Kyoto as the center of Japanese culture. The bold designs on her kimono and the...
    • Tenwa, 1681-1684

    • women; hairstyles; kimonos; musical instruments; swords; flutes (aerophones)
    • If the "Mirror of the Ages" series is viewed chronologically, perhaps in an album format, the costumes prior to the Tenna era are quite elaborately decorated with various colors, patterns and techniques, which make the 2 images representing the...

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