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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Shichiri Beach, Sagami

    • women; children (people by age group); hairstyles; mountains; shores (landforms); trees; jewelry; kimonos
    • In this series, Chikanobu created a dramatic juxtaposition of multicolored close-up figural images with distant landscape scenes printed in blue and peach-colored inks. The detailed depiction of women continues the nishiki-e tradition that the...
    • Beauty with book

    • women; kimonos; hair ornaments; books; jewelry
    • A young beauty looks away from the viewer, glancing back over her left shoulder. She wears a comb and a flowered hair ornament with a blue and white tassel in her hair and a ring on her left hand. Three layers of kimono are visible: a gray...
    • Kenmu, 1334-1337

    • women; hats; veils (headcloths); kimonos; children (people by age group)
    • Dressed in a black lacquered hat with a broad brim and a delicate silk gauze veil, this woman appears to be in a traveling outfit. Perhaps she is supposed to be a court lady traveling between the Southern Court of emperor GoDaigo (1288-1339) in...
    • 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...
    • Ariwara no Narihira

    • men (male humans); women; swords; mountains; trees; torches (lighting devices); kimonos; horseback riding
    • The 10th century poetic anthology Tales of Ise contains several verses that reportedly describe the love life of Ariwara no Narihira (825-880). According to legend, this handsome poet and courtier eloped with Fujiwara no Koshi (842-910) who was...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Dragon: Fukagawa Hachiman Fuji

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; fans (costume accessories); sandals; shrines (structures); trees; hills
    • These two women are dressed in summer kimono with blue water patterns. The kneeling woman holds out an ornament with a straw dragon entwined around a pine branch, a symbol of the “sea god” / umi no kami associated with the worship of the Shinto...
    • Ama no hashidate

    • women; kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); parasols; shores (landforms); children (people by age group); fishing; boats
    • Four women on a hillside overlook the pine-covered Ama-no-hashidate sand bar stretching into Miyazu Bay, considered one of Japan's three most scenic views. The woman standing on the left wears a black haori over a blue kimono and holds a closed...
    • 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,...
    • Emperor Wen (Kan Buntei) nurses his mother

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; tables (support furniture); screens (furniture); hairstyles; hair ornaments; elderly; men (male humans); dishes (vessels)
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety depict the self-sacrificing behavior of twenty-four sons and daughters who when to extreme lengths to honor their parents, stepparents, grandparents, and in-laws.The upper panel depicts Kan no Buntei, second emperor...
    • No. 31, Maisaka

    • natural landscapes; sailing vessels; steamships; mountains
    • Modern and traditional ships pass by a mountain range at sea. In a vertical composition, Yoshitoshi updates the horizontal print by Hiroshige. A paddlewheel steamship plows through the waters at Maisaka as a traditional samurai views the future of...
    • The Lucky tea kettle of Morin Temple

    • legends (folk tales); depictions; kettles (vessels); interior spaces; lamps (lighting devices); badgers (animals); writing tables
    • Once upon a time, a woodcutter saved a badger's life. In gratitude the badger, which, like a fox, is capable of many transformations (see no. 3), turned itself into a tea kettle. The woodcutter sold the kettle to a priest at Morin Temple in the...
    • 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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