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    • Playing with silk balls

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers
    • At New Year's playing with silk thread balls / itomari was popular among girls and women. Such hand balls / temari were filled with natural sponges for bouncing or with cloth or hair if used for rolling, tossing or just decoration. Here two older...
    • 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...
    • Fan tossing game

    • women; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); bells (aerophone components)
    • Within the series of more than 20 triptychs, at least 2 have close-up scenes, in which the figures dominate the composition. When viewing these images mounted in a handscroll format, the sudden appearance of these large forms in quite jarring...
    • Viewing wisteria at full bloom

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers (plants); shores (landforms); gardens; covered walkways
    • The 3 foreground figures appear to be enjoying an outing by Edo Bay, stopping near a rock outcropping and pine tree. Since these elegantly dressed women appear to be engaged in a conversation, it is uncertain what the kneeling woman is pointing out...
    • Chrysanthemum garden

    • women; kimonos; gardens; flowers (plants)
    • Three women relax among beds of chrysanthemums. A large pot with red, white, and gold chrysanthemums sits behind them; this and the strong colors of their kimono form vivid splashes of color against the soft gray washes making up the background.
    • Playing backgammon

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; candles; candleholders; folding screens; backgammon; backgammon tables; tables (support furniture)
    • Part of a series of 40 prints of scenes set inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo depicting the leisure activities of high-born women. Here two elegantly dressed women play backgammon. One of the women sits behind a screen; she...
    • Sandpainting

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; sand paintings; tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture)
    • Three courtly young women are shown creating bonseki. A young girl in a red kimono, her hair tied up in two loops, kneels on the left watching the other two. A second woman, in a dark blue kimono decorated with red, purple and yellow flowers and a...
    • 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...
    • Garden cascade

    • women; girls; kimonos; hair ornaments; hairstyles; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); Japanese gardens; built works
    • A group of women stand on the banks of a stream in a garden. Behind them stands a cliff, over which falls a waterfall. In the far background a pavilion overlooks the water.
    • Preparing for a concert

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; musical instruments; biwa; sho; koto; folding screens; drums (membranophones)
    • Two women and a girl prepare musical instruments for a concert. The woman at center holds a lute or biwa, that is ornamented with a plectrum guard featuring a deer under a full moon. The biwa was popular as an accompanying instrument to songs and...
    • Watching Noh dancers

    • dances; dancers; costume; women; girls; flowers (plants); blinds (coverings)
    • A girl and 7 women watch a performance of noh / no theater in which dancers dressed as 2 Chinese lions / Kara shishi frolic amidst peony flowers. Lion dances / shishi mai have a long history in China and Japan, often associated with protecting a...
    • 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...
    • Sanada Nobuyuki's wife, Lady Osumi

    • warriors; women; men (male humans); boats; halberds; kimonos; banners
    • Osumi no kata was the daughter of the warrior Honda Tadakatsu (1548-1618), a close Tokugawa ally. She was married to Sanada Nobuyuki (1566-1658), who as a boy had been sent by his father to be a Tokugawa hostage. In 1600 Nobuyuki's father and...
    • 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...

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