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    • Man writing, woman and child

    • depictions; men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; interior spaces; fude; artists' brushes
    • A man with a handlebar mustache kneels on a red rug drawing irises on paper with an ink brush. A woman holding a towel and wearing a half-dozen hairsticks in her elaborate coiffure stands beside him. A small child sits at her feet stirring...
    • No. 17, Saigo Takamori

    • portrait; men (male humans); kimonos; dog (animal)
    • The Japanese rebel and statesman Takamori Saigo (1827-1877) was the military leader of the imperial forces against the shogunate leading to the Meiji restoration. His growing discontent with the curtailment of the privileges of the samurai class...
    • No. 5, Mr. Eto Shinpei, 1834-1874, politician

    • Portrait; men (male humans); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); flowers (plants); flower gardens; lanterns (lighting devices);
    • A participant in the overthrow of the Tokugawa shogunate, after the Meiji Restoration Etō Shinpei was appointed to a number of government posts, including Minister of Justice where he played a part in overhauling Japan's penal code. He resigned...
    • Actor with a scroll

    • portraits; actors; hats
    • The actor Ichikawa Danjûrô IX as Benkei in the kabuki play Kanjincho. Ichikawa Danjûrô IX (1839-1903) was one of the key figures in the move to modernize Kabuki performance in the Meiji era (1868-1911) and was a friend of Yoshitoshi. The plot...
    • Children's cock fight

    • children (people by age group); men (male humans); porches; folding screens; trees; flowers (plants); swords; fusuma
    • According to the inscription on the left side, this composition was originally a painting by Chikanobu that he entered in the Second Painting Competitive Exhibition / Dai ni Kaiga Kyoshinkai held in 1884. The work received the bronze prize and was...
    • Emperor Nintoku

    • men (male humans); women; infants; rulers (people); royalty; mountains; bridges (built works); kimonos; swords; trees; porches
    • Emperor Nintoku (reigning 313-399 according to the Nihon Shoki) noticed throughout his realm an absence of smoke from kitchen fires (a sign of widespread poverty), and so he exempted the people from mandatory labor services for three years. This...
    • Tale of the bamboo cutter

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; mountains
    • The oldest known Japanese narrative, this sad fairy tale dates back to the 9th or 10th century. In this tale Kaguya-hime was found inside a bamboo stalk by a bamboo cutter, who took her home and raised her as his daughter. As she grew up the fame...
    • Heron maiden

    • legends (folk tales); women; umbrellas; Ciconiiformes (order); dresses (garments); hats
    • A woman with a large yellow and black umbrella (open) is accompanied by three white herons. The relationship of the animal kingdom to the world of human beings is close in rural societies. People feel a kinship with the wild creatures around them. ...
    • 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...
    • Yang Xiang

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos
    • In this comparison, humor dominates lessons in filial piety. While the Chinese lad Yang Xiang was noted for having saved his father from a tiger, the little boy in the lower scene hardly needs to protect his mother from the family cat. In fact,...
    • Consolation picture of Prince Hana no Azuma

    • group portrait; princes; women; kimonos; hairstyles; men (male humans); hair ornaments; flowers (plants); swords; toys (recreational artifacts); children (people by age group); banners; blinds (coverings); porches; carriages (vehicles)
    • The emperor appears at far left dressed in traditional court robes surrounded by his female attendants, some of whom are helping wheel a baby carriage and toy horses into the palace chamber. Being published in May 1878, this seems like a...
    • Enumerated blessings: blessed with children

    • women; children (people by age group); infants; kimonos; books; fans (costume accessories); toys (recreational artifacts)
    • Seven children are shown amidst toys, games and books. Two girls play ayatori / "string pulling" or cat's cradle, while a young lad looks at pictures of samurai / "warriors." An inu haiku / papier mache dog is at right, next to a fan, drum and...
    • 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...
    • 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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