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    • Sosano no Mikoto

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; elderly
    • According to the Record of Ancient Matters / Kojiki, written about 712, Susano, the brother of the sun goddess Amaterasu, is expelled from the realm of gods and descends to the area called Izumo, where he discovered an old couple sheltering their...
    • 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,...
    • Swimming at Okazaki

    • men (male humans); women; trees; kimonos; swimming
    • Oai no kata was born in Okazaki and was both beautiful and strong, although of low social status. One day while swimming in a river, a young man tried to bother her, but she quickly defeated him. According to the cartouche, even the shogun Tokugawa...
    • 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...
    • Kintoki at Ashigara Mountain

    • children (people by age group); women; men (male humans); kimonos; trees; flowers; mountains
    • Several myths surround Kintaro, a boy who grew up in the mountains and could speak animal languages, shown here with monkeys and the woman who helped raise him, Yamauba. Kintaro joined the legendary warrior Minamoto no Yorimitsu (948-1021) when he...
    • Okubo Hikozaemon

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; trees; palanquins; Built complexes and districts
    • Okubo Hikozaemon Tadanori (1560-1639), a trusted advisor to Tokugawa Ieyasu, thought his neighbors had dishonored a pine tree given him by Ieyasu, and shot at them with his matchlock.
    • Princess Shiragiku

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; ponds; plants (vegetation)
    • Princess Shiragiku, the beautiful daughter of a government official from the Enshu or Totomi area, was abducted by a rebel who had secretly developed a passion for her. With the help of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, Shiragiku escaped into...
    • Takeuchi no Sukune

    • men (male humans); women; bows (weapons); arrows; kimonos; blinds (coverings); built works; gardens; warriors
    • The warrior Takenouchi no Sukune was the trusted minister of the 3rd century empress Jingu, who is credited with conquering kingdoms on the Korean Peninsula. He is shown here in the garden of the imperial palace. Later Sukune became regent for...
    • Kaniman-ji

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; books; axes (tools)
    • According the Konjaku monogatari, a devout young woman valued all sentient beings, and bought some live crabs at a market to set them free. Later when her father saw a snake about to eat a frog, he asked the snake to give up his meal in return for...
    • Kato Kiyomasa

    • men (male humans); women; warriors; swords; armor (protective wear); edged weapons; lanterns (lighting devices); trees; kimonos; gardens
    • The warrior Kato Kiyomasa (1562-1611) rescuing women from the ruins of Fushimi Castle after an earthquake struck the Kyoto area on 05 September 1596. More than 500 people were killed when the castle tower and walls collapsed. Kiyomasu brought many...
    • Lady Senju

    • women; men (male humans); bows (weapons); arrows; warriors; kimonos; swords; trees; flowers (plants); banners; fans (costume accessories); streams; folding screens
    • According to the Heike monogatari Lady Senju, a personal attendant of Minamoto no Yoritomo (1147-1199) was asked by him to sing and dance for Taira no Shigehira (1156-1185), a captured enemy of the imperial family. Shigehira, in turn, played the...
    • 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...
    • Sakanoue Tamuramaro

    • arrows; halberds; banners; swords; warriors; men (male humans); women; kimonos; Japanese maple; waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
    • The warrior Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758-811) gained fame for his conquests of the Ainu or Emishi peoples in the northern part of the main island of Honshu. He was also asked to put down rebels and bandits lurking in the mi area near the capital,...
    • Ushiwakamaru

    • warriors; women; men (male humans); torches (lighting devices); nobility; built works; armor (protective wear)
    • The young noble or onzoshi called Ushiwakamaru, who would later be known as the great warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189), traveled to Mutsu Province, in the north of the main island, where he sought lodgings one night in a cottage. When the...
    • 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...
    • Oiso no Tora

    • warriors; swords; halberds; women; kimonos; men (male humans); hats; trees; mountains; Built complexes and districts
    • The courtesan Oiso no Tora was the lover of Soga Juro Sukenari (1172-1193), who with his brother sought revenge on Kudo Suketsune. (See plate 159) Suketsune had murdered their father, and for many years the Soga brothers plotted their retribution....
    • Prince Oto no miya Morinaga

    • warriors; armor (protective wear); swords; men (male humans); women; kimonos; tables (support furniture); scrolls (information artifacts); fans (costume accessories); arrows; halberds
    • Oto no miya Morinaga (1308-1335) was the third son of Emperor GoDaigo (1288-1339) and closely involved with his father’s efforts to restore political power to the imperial family. However, when Ashikaga Takauji (1305-1358) decided to claim the...
    • Emperor Nintoku

    • men (male humans); women; infants; rulers (people); royalty; mountains; bridges (built works); kimonos; swords; trees; porches
    • Emperor Nintoku (reigning 313-399 according to the Nihon Shoki) noticed throughout his realm an absence of smoke from kitchen fires (a sign of widespread poverty), and so he exempted the people from mandatory labor services for three years. This...

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