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    • Lady Tang

    • women; children (people by age group); elderly; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); porches; gardens; Japanese maple; lanterns (lighting devices)
    • In print #6 Chikanobu has inverted the filial piety narratives: Cui Nanshan’s young wife Lady Tang willing suckles her husband’s great grandmother, who has no teeth, but in the Japanese scene, a mother attracts her baby son to come nurse. The...
    • Sagami, moon over Kamakura, omori Hikoshichi

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); swords; bodies of water; warriors; princesses
    • The 11th century warrior Omori Hikoshichi, according to the Taiheiki, had rescued Princess Chihaya, daughter of his former enemy Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336). As Hikoshichi carried her across a river, he noticed in her reflection that she had...
    • Kato Kiyomasa

    • warriors; swords; helmets; halberds; camp stools; banners; hairstyles; armor (protective wear)
    • The alleged poisoning of the great warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) was the subject of a kabuki play that premiered in 1807, but due to government censorship at the time, the main character's name was changed Sato Masakiyo. According to legend,...
    • 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...
    • Priest Mongaku

    • men (male humans); women; swords; monks; Gods; waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
    • The figure crouching on a rock beneath a waterfall is Mongaku (1139-1203), who was born into the Watanabe military clan and initially named Endo Morito. However when he was in his late teens, he decided to become a Buddhist monk and changed his...
    • Wife of Kajiwara Kagesue

    • women; kimonos; children (people by age group); porches; men (male humans); Single Built Works; blinds (coverings); swords
    • Two married women and a young girl are shown leaving a gated compound, and the text panel indicates that one is the wife of the warrior Kajiwara Kagesue (1162-1200) who has taken a branch of cherry blossoms. At right is a young messenger boy...
    • Yamauba and Kaidomaru

    • children (people by age group); women; trees; landscapes (representations)
    • Kaidomaru, also called Kintaro, was raised in the wilderness of Mt. Ashigara by Yamauaba. Supposedly he could speak animal languages and was famous for his strength. As a young man he became a companion of the legendary warrior Minamoto Raiko, and...
    • Shikan, Takasuke as onnagata

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); boys; kimonos; actors; swords; bamboo
    • This appears to be a variation of "The Bamboo Room" scene from Act II of the play "The Precious Incense and Autumn Flowers of Sendai / Meiboku Sendai hagi." In the standard kabuki play version, the shogun's son Tsuruchiyo is friends with Senmatsu,...
    • 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...

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