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    • Parading pounded rice cakes

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans)
    • On the 7th day of the new year, the shogun presented the Inner Palace with large cakes of pounded rice / mochi. Making and eating mochi is still a popular new year's celebration, with small mochi cakes in a vegetable stew / ozoni being a popular...
    • Evacuation

    • women; watchmen; kimonos; headgear; halberds; lanterns (lighting devices); fires
    • Six women in the foreground are guards, uniformly dressed in thick black robes and protective headgear. They are responsible for protecting the Ooku evacuees whenever there is a fire or other disturbance. Several carry halberds / naginata sparks,...
    • Halberd practice

    • women; kimonos; halberds; hairstyles
    • Martial arts was certainly expected of the men in samurai families, but women drawn from those families to the shogun's Inner Palace would also be familiar with handling weapons. During the Edo Period, use of the halberd / naginata was particularly...
    • Mountain village teahouse

    • women; kimonos; flowers (plants); trees; Single Built Works
    • Within the Edo Castle inner compound was a garden area that was designed to resemble a quiet mountainous region, with rustic teahouses / ochaya where the women of the Inner Palace could relax as if in a country village. Two such thatched roof...
    • Composing in a poetry contest (uta awase)

    • women; elderly; kimonos; screens (furniture); tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture); calligraphy; books; scrolls (information artifacts); interior spaces
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting seven women in a room engaged in a poetry composition contest. Three of the women sit before writing tables, brushes in hand, writing poems on narrow strips of paper; a elderly woman sits with...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Chiyoda Inner Palace

    • flowers (plants); trees; water; calligraphy
    • Meiji period color woodblock diptych print depicting calligraphy displayed on water, with flowers and trees in the background. The title page for a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • Playing the card game (karuta)

    • card games (physical activities); kimonos; women; girls; hairstyles; elderly; eyeglasses
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting three women playing cards, wearing elaborate kimonos. A servant and a young girl are also in the scene. Part of a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • A Banquet in celebration of the New Imperial Palace

    • men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); hats; military uniforms; chairs; chandeliers; murals (any medium); vases
    • After the Meiji Restoration of 1868, Emperor Meiji moved the Imperial residence to Tokyo (formerly Edo) from Kyoto. Here Japanese men and women in European dress attend a banquet in the new Imperial Palace in Asakusa in 1888, a residence modeled on...
    • Serving a New Year's meal

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; tables (support furniture); flowers (plants); vases; folding screens; cabinets (case furniture); tea bowls
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print of a group of women having tea. Part of a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • Imperial procession to the Imperial Diet illustrated

    • Built complexes and districts; men (male humans); emperors; empresses; dresses (garments); horseback riding; military uniforms; hats; banners; carriages (vehicles)
    • Riding in an elaborate carriage, the emperor and empress have departed the Tokyo Imperial Palace, seen beyond the moat and stone walls, via the recently constructed Niju bashi / "Double Bridge" that leads from the southeast side of the palace...
    • Washing fruits

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; boxes (containers); pitchers (vessels)
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print of a group of women putting unknown objects into boxes (one woman in each panel). Part of a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • Flower arranging in turn

    • women; interior spaces; fusuma; kimonos; flowers (plants); calligraphy
    • In the 3rd month of the year, special tea ceremonies were held in the Inner Palace when guests and hosts played sophisticated games, such as guessing which types of tea were being served, or exchanged roles. In mawaribana guests took turns...

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