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    • Wife of Shimizu, Ueno

    • women; men (male humans); oxen; landscapes (representations); trees
    • An ox, carrying bales of rice, loses it's footing on a mountain road and begins to fall over the edge. Ueno, the wife of Shimizu, the provincial governor of Kazusa, with a superhuman effort pulls the heavily burdened beast back on to the roadway;...
    • Listening to stories

    • women; kimonos; crocheting; boxes (containers); men (male humans); candles; candleholders; audiences; posters
    • Rakugo / "humorous storytelling" is shown in the circular scene, with the narrator seated on a stage before an audience of young and old. A wall poster suggests that this is the famous Enshi Danshuro (1838-1900) who was popular for his tales based...
    • Wife of Kajiwara Kagesue

    • women; kimonos; children (people by age group); porches; men (male humans); Single Built Works; blinds (coverings); swords
    • Two married women and a young girl are shown leaving a gated compound, and the text panel indicates that one is the wife of the warrior Kajiwara Kagesue (1162-1200) who has taken a branch of cherry blossoms. At right is a young messenger boy...
    • Wife of Kusunoki Masashige

    • women; boys; kimonos; warriors; swords; hats; folding screens; interior spaces
    • The ten year old boy Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-48), following his father's defeat and death at the Battle of Minatogawa in 1336, considered committing suicide, but his mother stopped him, reminding him of his moral obligations to support the emperor...
    • Yokobue

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; hairstyles; trees; Single Built Works; bamboo; gates; fences; hats; streams
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a woman closing a bamboo gate to a moonlit garden, while a man inside the building looks out a partially opened window. In The Tale of the Heike, a low-ranking lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, fell in love...
    • Mother of Zen Master Ikkyu

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; emperors; hats; blinds (curtains); knives
    • According to legend, the 16 year old Emperor GoKomatsu (1377-1433) greatly loved a woman whose family had ties to the former Southern Court in Yoshino, so that when she became pregnant, suspicions were raised by other imperial concubine about her...
    • To Ransen

    • women; kimonos; ceremonial staffs; men (male humans); trees; boats; shores (landforms)
    • According to the text panel, "Ransen was originally a person from Japan, and even though she was a woman, she had a pure heart and acquired the magic of the immortals, riding dragons and floating on clouds without end." From other sources, she...
    • Kabuki theater print:  The Cat Monster

    • women; warriors; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; folding screens; screens (furniture)
    • Lord Nabeshima Naoshige (1538-1618), the military governor (daimyo) of Hizen Province, is being threatened by the Cat Monster of Saga, which is seeking revenge for the deaths of Ryuzoji Matahichiro and his mother. Killer cats have long been a...
    • Kakitsu, Kikugoro and Nakamura Fukusuke in garden

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; costume; swords; gardens; flowers; lanterns (lighting devices); daggers (weapons)
    • This play, now commonly called "Gorozo the Gallant / Gosho no Gorozo," included in the first act the brutal murder of young Hototogisu, daughter of a tea ceremony master, by Yuri no kata, jealous wife of the daimyo Asama Tomoenojo, who had just...
    • 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...
    • The Heavy basket

    • Mystical/Alchemical
    • An image of monsters coming out of a basket, threatening an old man. An old man and an old woman were neighbors. Every evening the old man fed a sparrow that visited him. When he returned home one day he was disturbed not to see the sparrow and...

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