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    • 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...
    • Tokyo Ueno Second Industrial Exhibition illustrated

    • Emperors; courts (social groups); fountains; kimonos; military uniforms; lanterns (lighting devices); flags; trees; Built complexes and districts; clock towers; bands (ensembles)
    • The emperor and court ladies stand between two fountains that flank the entry into the Ueno Park compound housing the Second National Industrial Exhibition that was open to the public from 01 March to 30 June 1881. Such fairs followed European and...
    • Korean calamity retribution

    • flags; men (male humans); military uniforms; ships; rifles (long guns); boats; swords; banners; Built complexes and districts
    • Following the destruction of the Japanese legation buildings in Seoul and the escape from Incheon of the minister and his staff, the Japanese government decided to retaliate. Hanabusa Yoshimoto was sent back to Korea with 3 warships and several...
    • 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. ...
    • Record of the Kagoshima Suppression

    • men (male humans); soldiers; trees; military uniforms; halberds; swords; flags; cannons (artillery); ships; shores (landforms); fans (costume accessories); chairs
    • On the shores of Kagoshima Bay, where an imperial navy ship steams toward Sakurajima, Saigo Takamori (1827-1877) stands before a captured cannon wearing his Western style officer's uniform. To the right of Saigo is Kirino Toshiaki (1838-1877)...
    • 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...
    • Swimming at Okazaki

    • men (male humans); women; trees; kimonos; swimming
    • Oai no kata was born in Okazaki and was both beautiful and strong, although of low social status. One day while swimming in a river, a young man tried to bother her, but she quickly defeated him. According to the cartouche, even the shogun Tokugawa...
    • Ota Dokan deciding to study poetry

    • Narrative; men (male humans); dresses (garments); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); flowers (plants); hats
    • Ota Dokan approached an inn on a rainy day to request the loan of a rain coat. Instead, the maid brought him a Yamabuki flower on a tray. Her meaning was expressed by the poem "Although having many petals the Yamabuki, to our regret, has no seed."...
    • Musicians and street scene

    • processions; shamisen; musical instruments; women; kimonos; hats; men (male humans)
    • Two female shamisen players are standing near a warehouse building, while a daimyo procession goes by in the distance and two merchants walk into the middle ground. This painting on silk is delicately detailed, with tiny patterns on the kimono and...
    • The Warning shot

    • warriors; armor (protective wear); bows (weapons); arrows; boats; women; horseback riding; seas
    • Although the Heike forces had fled to boats off the shore of Yashima, one vessel turned back to the beach. At its prow stood a young woman, dressed in beautiful court garments, who took a folding fan decorated with the rising sun emblem and...
    • 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...
    • Meiji, 1868–1912

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flags; lanterns (lighting devices); arches
    • Of the 50 prints in the series, 7 depict women of the Meiji Era, although none of them wear Western clothes. This is different from Yoshitoshi's 1888 series "32 Aspects of Daily Life / Fuzoku sanjuniso" which has 9 women (out of 32) identified with...

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