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    • Shin Yoshiwara murders

    • women; men (male humans); folding screens; kimonos; knives
    • According to the text panel, which reads like a police report, Tokunaga Bin attacked and stabbed seven people at the Sugidoya in the New Yoshiwara pleasure quarters on the 23rd day of the 7th month of 1879. A native of Fukushima Prefecture, this...
    • Parading pounded rice cakes

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans)
    • On the 7th day of the new year, the shogun presented the Inner Palace with large cakes of pounded rice / mochi. Making and eating mochi is still a popular new year's celebration, with small mochi cakes in a vegetable stew / ozoni being a popular...
    • Chasing bats

    • women; children (people by age group); bats (animals); trees; built works; bridges (built works)
    • As three bats / komori circle in the evening sky, two boys try to touch them with bamboo sticks while their mother and baby brother look on. Bats have long been a symbol of good luck in Northeast Asia because the words in Chinese for "bat" and for...
    • Caishun (Sanjun) outtalks robbers

    • legends (folk tales); men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); swords; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); baskets
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety are based on a compilation of Confucian tales of exemplary behavior by children to their elders. In this tale, Chi Shun went into the forest to gather mulberries for his widowed mother, throwing the ripe, black...
    • Composing in a poetry contest (uta awase)

    • women; elderly; kimonos; screens (furniture); tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture); calligraphy; books; scrolls (information artifacts); interior spaces
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting seven women in a room engaged in a poetry composition contest. Three of the women sit before writing tables, brushes in hand, writing poems on narrow strips of paper; a elderly woman sits with...
    • Monkey: Minami Denmacho parade float

    • men (male humans); banners; fans (costume accessories); costume; parades; hairstyles; sandals; hats
    • Two young men dressed in festival costumes stand in the foreground. Behind them another fellow raises wooden clappers to make a loud noise. The inset shows a Hie Sanno Festival float topped by a statue of a monkey, the messenger of the Sanno /...
    • Girl with a doll

    • children (people by age group); hair ornaments; hairstyles; kimonos; dolls
    • This series depicts a variety of girls and women in both modern and traditional costumes. Some hold fans, flowers or books, while others play musical instruments, read the newspaper or drink beverages. Nearly all have their heads turned slightly,...
    • Sanno festival

    • banners; parasols; flowers (plants); baskets; women; men (male humans); kimonos; processions; floats (vehicles); Built complexes and districts
    • This set of small deluxe prints revisited many of the subjects and themes Chikanobu had depicted in earlier and larger formats. But where the "Chiyoda Inner Palace" or Chiyoda Ooku series of triptychs portrayed the shogun's private quarters where...
    • Evening concert

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; tables (support furniture); candles; candleholders; flowers (plants); hair ornaments; long zithers; folding screens
    • Six women prepare for an evening concert. To the left, a woman brings in a tall candlestick to add to another already lighting the scene, while beside her a woman in green sits holding a cup. In the center panel an attendant bring in an ichigenkin,...
    • Snow in Kashino

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans); snow (precipitation); clogs; headgear; shovels; sleds
    • This later Setsu gekka series, which numbers at least 30 prints, is rather lyrical in its depiction of seasonal change. Flower petals flutter to the ground as a little dog tugs on its leash. Mist crosses a full summer moon as Niwaka Festival...
    • Ueno

    • women; kimonos; parasols; sandals; boys; men (male humans); suits (main garments); balloons (toys); Built complexes and districts; statues
    • Meiji period color woodblock print. Visitors to Ueno Park stand near a bronze statue of Saigo Takamori. In the foreground a boy in a sailor suit holds a balloon. One woman takes his hand while another stands nearly with an umbrella. Men in...
    • Boar, Shitaya Marishiten

    • women; kimonos; built works; built complexes and districts
    • The esoteric Buddhist deity Marishiten is of Indian origin, the daughter of Brahma (J: Bonten) and associated with rays of the sun. Images of Marishi have multiple arms and faces and are shown riding a wild boar, hence the association with this...
    • First Horse Day

    • actors; built works; trees; men (male humans); kimonos; hats; hair ornaments; flowers; arrows; bells (idiophones); swords
    • Actors gather outside the main hall of the Ooku residential area to give a special performance for the new year on the first "horse day" of the 2nd month (according to the zodiac calendar). One actor carries a hunting bird while another actor is...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Ghost of Nikki Danjo

    • warriors; women; kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices); porches; swords; sandals; blinds (coverings); hats
    • This scene is from the 2nd act of the long play "The Precious Incense and Autumn Flowers of Sendai" / Meiboku Sendai hagi, first written in 1777 for the Osaka kabuki stage in and then greatly expanded in 1785 for the puppet theater, the reverse of...
    • Hannya and Hoto Waterfalls

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices); waterfalls (natural bodies of water); hats; pipes (smoking equipment); sandals; Japanese maple; built works; palanquins
    • The Nikko area in the mountains north of Edo/Tokyo is famous for autumn colors and for the many waterfalls that feed into Lake Chuzenji. In this view Hannya is on the right and the higher Hoto at left. Chikanobu shows two elegantly dressed ladies,...

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