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    • 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...
    • Wife of Kusunoki Masashige

    • women; boys; kimonos; warriors; swords; hats; folding screens; interior spaces
    • The ten year old boy Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-48), following his father's defeat and death at the Battle of Minatogawa in 1336, considered committing suicide, but his mother stopped him, reminding him of his moral obligations to support the emperor...
    • Mother of Zen Master Ikkyu

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; emperors; hats; blinds (curtains); knives
    • According to legend, the 16 year old Emperor GoKomatsu (1377-1433) greatly loved a woman whose family had ties to the former Southern Court in Yoshino, so that when she became pregnant, suspicions were raised by other imperial concubine about her...
    • Hannya and Hoto Waterfalls

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices); waterfalls (natural bodies of water); hats; pipes (smoking equipment); sandals; Japanese maple; built works; palanquins
    • The Nikko area in the mountains north of Edo/Tokyo is famous for autumn colors and for the many waterfalls that feed into Lake Chuzenji. In this view Hannya is on the right and the higher Hoto at left. Chikanobu shows two elegantly dressed ladies,...
    • 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...
    • Wife of Shimizu, Ueno

    • women; men (male humans); oxen; landscapes (representations); trees
    • An ox, carrying bales of rice, loses it's footing on a mountain road and begins to fall over the edge. Ueno, the wife of Shimizu, the provincial governor of Kazusa, with a superhuman effort pulls the heavily burdened beast back on to the roadway;...
    • Ueno

    • women; kimonos; parasols; sandals; boys; men (male humans); suits (main garments); balloons (toys); Built complexes and districts; statues
    • Meiji period color woodblock print. Visitors to Ueno Park stand near a bronze statue of Saigo Takamori. In the foreground a boy in a sailor suit holds a balloon. One woman takes his hand while another stands nearly with an umbrella. Men in...
    • 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.
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Yokobue

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; hairstyles; trees; Single Built Works; bamboo; gates; fences; hats; streams
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting a woman closing a bamboo gate to a moonlit garden, while a man inside the building looks out a partially opened window. In The Tale of the Heike, a low-ranking lady-in-waiting, Yokobue, fell in love...
    • To Ransen

    • women; kimonos; ceremonial staffs; men (male humans); trees; boats; shores (landforms)
    • According to the text panel, "Ransen was originally a person from Japan, and even though she was a woman, she had a pure heart and acquired the magic of the immortals, riding dragons and floating on clouds without end." From other sources, she...
    • Shin Yoshiwara murders

    • women; men (male humans); folding screens; kimonos; knives
    • According to the text panel, which reads like a police report, Tokunaga Bin attacked and stabbed seven people at the Sugidoya in the New Yoshiwara pleasure quarters on the 23rd day of the 7th month of 1879. A native of Fukushima Prefecture, this...
    • 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,...
    • Ox: Mukojima Ushijima Shrine

    • Celebration/festival; women; kimonos; hairstyles; shrines (structures); men (male humans)
    • Two women have been enjoying the cherry blossoms, for which Mukojima was famous, and one lady now rests on a red felt covered seat. The Meiji author Nagai Kafu thought highly of the area: "They who make the count of famous places of Tokyo cannot...
    • Minamoto no Raiko

    • women; men (male humans); bows (weapons); arrows; hat; warriors; hair ornaments; hairstyles; fans (costume accessories); swords
    • The famous warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021), also known as Raiko, was devoted to the goddess Benzaiten, who appeared to him in a dream and gave him a special bow and arrow to help him in the way of the martial arts.

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