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    • Emperor and Empress watch court dancers

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; military uniforms; drums (membranophones); flutes (aerophones); biwa; swords; fans (costume accessories)
    • The emperor, empress and five court ladies at right observe a traditional shirabyoshi dancer. While the imperial couple sit in chairs at a table, their attendants kneel on the carpeted verandah. Also on the porch is an enormous flower arrangement...
    • 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...
    • Imperial Minister Kibi

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; hats; flowers (plants); brocade (textile); stools (single seating furniture)
    • Kibi no Makibi (695?-775) was sent to study in China in 717, and returned to Japan 19 years later to be the imperial adviser to Princess (and later Empress) Koken (reign 749-758). While abroad he was often homesick, especially when he saw the moon...
    • Minamoto no Yorimitsu on Mt. oe

    • men (male humans); women; Japanese maple; trees; kimonos; swords; streams; mountains; warriors
    • The heroic figure Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), together with his entourage called the "Four Heavenly Kings / Shitenno," was asked to clear Mt. Oe of the demon Shuten Doji, who ate men and captured beautiful women to serve him. Here they...
    • Kusunoki Masatsura

    • men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); swords; streams; trees; lanterns (lighting devices); banners; Single Built Works; porches
    • The warrior Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-1348) was the son of Kusunoki Masashige (1294-1336) and both were loyal defenders of the emperors of the Southern Court (see Plate 178). As a boy Masatsuna defended his home from curious creatures and spirits,...
    • Consolation picture of Prince Hana no Azuma

    • group portrait; princes; women; kimonos; hairstyles; men (male humans); hair ornaments; flowers (plants); swords; toys (recreational artifacts); children (people by age group); banners; blinds (coverings); porches; carriages (vehicles)
    • The emperor appears at far left dressed in traditional court robes surrounded by his female attendants, some of whom are helping wheel a baby carriage and toy horses into the palace chamber. Being published in May 1878, this seems like a...
    • 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...
    • Floating sake cups on the Sumida River

    • women; boats; trees; flowers (plants); bodies of water; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); men (male humans); hairstyles; hair ornaments; swords
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych "Sumikawa Yayoi no Hana" depicting the Meiji Emperor and Empress viewing cherry blossoms from a boat on the Sumida River. Court attendants are floating red sake cups on the river.
    • Minamoto Hachiman Taro Yoshiie

    • men (male humans); women; warriors; kimonos; hats; swords; bows (weapons); arrows; blinds (coverings); horseback riding
    • The famous warrior Minamoto no Yoshiie (1041-1108) was sent to the north of Japan to regain control for the imperial court of lands taken by the Abe clan. While negotiating with Abe no Muneto one rainy evening, the house was attacked, but the...
    • Five festivals

    • women; kimonos; flowers (plants); tables (support furniture); calligraphy; hairstyles; hair ornaments; teapots; children (people by age group); swords; figurines
    • While Japan has many national and regional celebrations, five festivals / gosseku were given particular importance. Chikanobu presents them from right to left: the New Year Festival / Oshogatsu when special gifts are offered on footed trays of...
    • A glimpse of dignitaries dancing

    • men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); cutaways (coats); suits (main garments); pianos; chandeliers; trees; rugs; interior spaces
    • On the second floor of a Western-style building, probably the famous Rokumeikan, Japanese couples appear to be taking dancing lessons, accompanied by two pianists. The young people seem awkward in movement and intent in their expressions,...

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