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    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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 of...
    • Adjusting Koto picks

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; koto; etageres; books; scrolls (information artifacts)
    • Three women in flowered kimonos sit around a koto, a form of 13-string zither. The girl on the left is removing the tsume, or picks, from a tasseled bag, and the girl in the middle placing them on her forefinger, middle finger, and thumb of the...
    • Akechi Mitsuhide

    • men (male humans); women; battles; swords; warriors; arrows; armor (protective wear)
    • Although a trusted retainer of the warlord Oda Nobunaga (1510-1551), Akechi Mitsuhide (1528-1582) was enraged when Nobunaga murdered his mother. Mitsuhide attacked Nobunaga at the Kyoto temple of Honno-ji, setting it afire. Nobunaga reportedly...
    • Ama no hashidate

    • women; kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); parasols; shores (landforms); children (people by age group); fishing; boats
    • Four women on a hillside overlook the pine-covered Ama-no-hashidate sand bar stretching into Miyazu Bay, considered one of Japan's three most scenic views. The woman standing on the left wears a black haori over a blue kimono and holds a closed...
    • Applying powder to neck

    • women; kimonos; hand mirrors; hair ornaments; hairstyles
    • A beauty applies powder to the back of her neck with a brush. She is using two mirrors to aid her, one before her and a hand mirror held behind her to reflect the back of her head into the first mirror. Fine lines are depicted in the hair reflected...
    • 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...
    • Ariwara no Narihira

    • men (male humans); women; swords; mountains; trees; torches (lighting devices); kimonos; horseback riding
    • The 10th century poetic anthology Tales of Ise contains several verses that reportedly describe the love life of Ariwara no Narihira (825-880). According to legend, this handsome poet and courtier eloped with Fujiwara no Koshi (842-910) who was...
    • Atsumori and Kumagai

    • warriors; men (male humans); trees; horseback riding; shores (landforms); fans (costume accessories); arrows; bows (weapons)
    • This popular series that illustrates the war stories of the Heike monogatari was first published in 1898-99 by Fukuda Heijiro and then reissued (in this case in 1906 by a different publisher). The later editions are less subtly colored, but the...
    • Beauty with book

    • women; kimonos; hair ornaments; books; jewelry
    • A young beauty looks away from the viewer, glancing back over her left shoulder. She wears a comb and a flowered hair ornament with a blue and white tassel in her hair and a ring on her left hand. Three layers of kimono are visible: a gray...
    • Biography of actor Bando Hikosaburo

    • portraits; kimonos; flowers (plants); lanterns (lighting devices); actors
    • This short biography of the famed kabuki actor Bando Hikosaburo V (1832-1877) was written by the novelist Okamoto Kisen and illustrated by Chikanobu. Hikosaburo came from a family of carpenters living in the Asakusa area of Edo and was adopted in...
    • Bird: Asakusa Rice Fields

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; banners; sandals; headgear
    • In the 11th month, the Tori no Ichi Festival is held at the Hanamata Washi Daimyojin Shinto Shrine of the Buddhist temple of Chokoku-ji. An important image at the temple, popular with actors and courtesans, depicts Myoken, Bodhisattva of the North...
    • Blessings inside

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; candles; candleholders; fusuma
    • During the Setsubun / "Change of Season" festival held at the end of winter by the lunar calendar, mame-maki / "bean throwing" is accompanied by shouts of "Fuku wa uchi, oni wa soto" / "Good fortune in, demons out!" The beans are usually thrown out...
    • 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...

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