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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Atsumori and Kumagai

    • warriors; men (male humans); trees; horseback riding; shores (landforms); fans (costume accessories); arrows; bows (weapons)
    • This popular series that illustrates the war stories of the Heike monogatari was first published in 1898-99 by Fukuda Heijiro and then reissued (in this case in 1906 by a different publisher). The later editions are less subtly colored, but the...
    • Applying powder to neck

    • women; kimonos; hand mirrors; hair ornaments; hairstyles
    • A beauty applies powder to the back of her neck with a brush. She is using two mirrors to aid her, one before her and a hand mirror held behind her to reflect the back of her head into the first mirror. Fine lines are depicted in the hair reflected...
    • Goat

    • women; children (people by age group); men (male humans); kimonos; hairstyles; hats; sandals; zoos; trees
    • Meiji period Japanese color woodblock print from the series "Scenes for the 12 Zodiac Signs." In the image two women walk hand in hand with a girl between them. Above is an inset of a scene of a goat in the zoo.
    • Playing with silk balls

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers
    • At New Year's playing with silk thread balls / itomari was popular among girls and women. Such hand balls / temari were filled with natural sponges for bouncing or with cloth or hair if used for rolling, tossing or just decoration. Here two older...
    • Courtesans with Koto and Shakuhachi

    • courtesans; women; kimonos; hair ornaments; hairstyles; gardens; bridges (built works); men (male humans); swords; koto; shakuhachi; fusuma
    • Meiji period color woodblock print from the series "Blossoming of Glorious Colors." Two courtesans sit with musical instruments in a room overlooking a water garden. A stone lantern sit under a pine outside the door; in the distance a bridge arcs...
    • Min Ziqian (Bin Shiken) favors her two sons

    • families; women; children (people by age group); Single Built Works; dwellings; kimonos; hats; suits
    • Print no. 4 of the "24 Paragons" shows at top the story of Min Ziqian (J: Binshiken) whose stepmother preferred his stepbrothers. When his father found out, the wife was ordered out of the house, but young Min begged his father to allow her to...
    • Composing in a poetry contest (uta awase)

    • women; elderly; kimonos; screens (furniture); tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture); calligraphy; books; scrolls (information artifacts); interior spaces
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting seven women in a room engaged in a poetry composition contest. Three of the women sit before writing tables, brushes in hand, writing poems on narrow strips of paper; a elderly woman sits with...
    • 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...
    • Adjusting Koto picks

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; koto; etageres; books; scrolls (information artifacts)
    • Three women in flowered kimonos sit around a koto, a form of 13-string zither. The girl on the left is removing the tsume, or picks, from a tasseled bag, and the girl in the middle placing them on her forefinger, middle finger, and thumb of the...
    • Moon, shadow play

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; sandals; hairstyles; fences
    • As evening begins to fall, four children are playing outside a fenced compound by casting shadows in the moonlight. The pudgy boy in a light-weight cotton robe / yukata seems almost surprised by his hand shape on the ground. While his two older...
    • Zheng Shen

    • women; men (male humans); trees; kimonos; sandals
    • In many, but not all, of the 24 examples, Chikanobu substitutes a female for the male Chinese paragon, making the series part of the didactic vocabulary available to young Japanese women who need to learn such values. In the second print of the...
    • 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,...
    • 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...

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