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    • Edo, moon over the pleasure quarters, Takao

    • courtesans; women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; fans (costume accessories); children (people by age group); lanterns (lighting devices); tables (support furniture); porches; men (male humans)
    • A Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters courtesan named Takao looks out at the moon and the bird flying by, thinking perhaps of her lover. Her costume and hairstyle closely resemble that the 17th century Takao portrayed by Yoshitoshi in his series "One...
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Shimosa, snow at Iwahashi, Kiuchi Sogoro

    • snow (precipitation); men (male humans); women; kimonos; children (people by age group)
    • Kiuchi Sogoro, as mayor of Kozu-mura (present day Narita City), presented a petition in 1652 directly to the shogun Tokugawa Ietsuna asking tax relief for his farming village because of a bad harvest and harsh treatment by the local governor Hotta...

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