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    • 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...
    • Sixth month: Sanno Festival

    • Built complexes and districts; streets; banners; women; men (male humans); palanquins; processions; floats (vehicles); soldiers; kimonos; trees; fans (costume accessories); blinds (coverings); hairstyles; hats
    • A grand summer festival with a parade of palanquins and floats was staged on the 15th day of the 6th month to celebrate the Mountain Deity (Sanno) of Hie Shrine who had protected Edo Castle since 1478. Ota Dokan (1432-86), the military governor of...
    • Six o'clock a.m.

    • figures (representations); headcloths (headgear); courtesans; kimonos
    • Print of a courtesan, tying a scarf on her head. This series of 24 images of courtesans shows typical moments of the various times of day. The licensed brothels in South-Central Tokyo would close at dawn and here a prostitute prepares to leave...
    • Shiei riding a carp over the sea

    • folk tales; fishes; robes (main garments)
    • Shiei caught a red carp which he released in his pond. He fed it well, and it grew to enormous size. One day the carp spoke to him and promised to carry him to heaven. Here Shiei, dressed in a green Chinese robe, has mounted the fish and is carried...
    • 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...
    • Huang Xiang (Okyo) fans his father

    • interior spaces; men (male humans); women; furniture; screens (furniture); lanterns (lighting devices); fans (costume accessories); kimonos; draperies (curtains); courtesans
    • Huangxiang was so devoted to his aged father that he lightly fanned him night and day throughout the summer. Okyo might be similarly dedicated, but the look on her face and the sash tied in front suggest that she is a prostitute cooling her client.
    • 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...
    • No. 40, The moon of the Milky Way

    • legends (folk tales); robes (main garments); men (male humans); women; cattle
    • In China and Japan, the constellations Vega and Altair are called the Weaver Maiden and the Herdsman. Legend says that after Shokiyo, the Weaver Maiden, fell in love with and married Kengi, the Herdsman, she became distracted and failed in her duty...
    • The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha leaving her child

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; lanterns; children (people by age group); fusuma; interior spaces; foxes (animals)
    • An image of a woman, with a fox's head (seen through a screen) walking through a door, leaving her child behind in the house. Foxes, or kitsune, are mysterious, magical creatures with powers many times greater than those of badgers. Sometimes...
    • Heron maiden

    • legends (folk tales); women; umbrellas; Ciconiiformes (order); dresses (garments); hats
    • A woman with a large yellow and black umbrella (open) is accompanied by three white herons. The relationship of the animal kingdom to the world of human beings is close in rural societies. People feel a kinship with the wild creatures around them. ...
    • Saigo Takamori Kogoshima loyalists altogether

    • men (male humans); soldiers; military uniforms; halberds; swords; chairs; fans (costume accessories); rifles (long guns); revolvers (firearms); maps; kimonos;
    • This imaginary group portrait has Saigo Takamori (1827-1877) seated at the top center panel dressed in a European style officer's uniform. He seems to direct his gaze toward Murata Shinpachi (1836-1877), his deputy in charge of the artillery,...
    • Sansho dayu

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; trees; swords; baskets; flowers (plants)
    • Sansho Daiyu sold into slavery Yasu-hime and Zushiomaru, the daughter and son (shown here) of the provincial governor Iwaka Masauji, who had been overthrown and exiled. Iwaka’s loyal retainer Tatebe Kanamenosuke attempted to rescue the children,...
    • 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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