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    • 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...
    • Pine-mushrooms

    • women; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); hairstyles; baskets; flowers (plants); baskets; curtains
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a group of bijin in an outdoor setting picking mushrooms. A waterfall is seen in the background in the center panel. Bright colors used in the image create a fantastic appearance.
    • Itsukushima

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; Built complexes and districts
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a woman in the foreground wearing a lavender kimono with a chidori (sandpipers) and seashell pattern. A Shinto shrine of Itsukushima is in the background.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sanno Festival

    • processions; banners; hats; costume; parades; musicians; floats
    • In the 6th month of alternate years in Edo/Tokyo, the Sanno Festival was celebrated with a parade of floats, banners, musicians and specially dressed groups processing from the Shinto Shrine of Hie Sanno Jinja to Edo Castle. The parade would pass...
    • Viewing iris flowers

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flowers (plants); flower gardens; birds (animals); porches; railings (balustrades); hair ornaments; lanterns (lighting devices);
    • Three women admire blooming irises from an outdoor porch or pavilion surrounded by a low railing. Two tasseled lanterns hang from the roof beams, and a trio of swallows flit through the air in the background.
    • 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...
    • Serving spiced rice wine

    • women; kimonos; folding screens; screens (furniture); trees; bamboo
    • On the first morning of the new year, a special spiced wine or otosu is drunk before breakfast and thought to bring good health throughout the coming year. Usually the youngest member of the family or group is served first, and in Chikanobu's...
    • Boating under cherry blossoms

    • boats; women; trees; bodies of water; flowers (plants); kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • Four women and a girl sit under a canopy in a boat while a sixth woman stands in the bow. The boat passes under a crag upon which a flowering cherry tree grows. Two egrets fly in the background. This triptych print is part of a series of 40 scenes...
    • Chiyoda Inner Palace

    • flowers (plants); trees; water; calligraphy
    • Meiji period color woodblock diptych print depicting calligraphy displayed on water, with flowers and trees in the background. The title page for a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • Parody of Genji

    • porches; bridges (built works); princes; kimonos; hats; Japanese maple; swords
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a seated Prince Genji attended by his maids watching two actors performing on a bridge. The sun is setting in the background.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Eighth month

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; leaf (plant material); cups
    • On an autumn outing, this boy holds tightly to his balloon string and his mother's fingers. He looks straight out at the viewer, and his smiling face suggests he could be a real handful. His mother has a firm grip on him, though, as she enjoys the...
    • The flower of Edo, Yoshiwara

    • courtesans; women; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices)
    • Yoshiwara was the pleasure district of Edo, a city within the city surrounded by high walls and a water moat, which housed Edo's prostitutes from 1617 to 1957. Its courtesans were considered among the "Flowers of Edo." The print combines three...

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