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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Lady Ono no Komachi

    • women; kimonos; trees; men (male humans); bodies of water
    • The 9th century poet Ono no Komachi, according to legend, was asked by the emperor to pray for rain to end a drought. Dressed in court robes at a Shinto shrine, she reads her prayer; in response, lightning in the dawn sky indicates the rains will...
    • Moon viewing over Sarashina rice fields

    • women; kimonos; Single Built Works; agricultural land; teakettles; tables (support furniture); stoves (heating equipment)
    • Several tourists are enjoying the interesting phenomenon of the moon being reflected on the water surface of flooded rice fields in Shinano Province (Nagano Prefecture). This famous view was well-known to travelers and even illustrated by Hiroshige...
    • Cat Monster of Saga

    • legends (folk tales); women; men (male humans); kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices); children (people by age group); tables (support furniture); arches
    • The Nabeshima family, daimyo of Hizen Province, continued to be plagued by a cat monster (see Plates 34-35). According to legend, the mistress of the Lord of Saga Castle was killed by a cat monster that possessed her body and then slowly drained...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • No. 72, Mount Miyaji moon - Moronaga

    • portrait; men (male humans); robes (main garments); stringed instruments (musical instruments); biwa; women; trees
    • After the Hogen Rebellion in 1156, the courtier and musician Fujiwara no Moronaga (1137-1192) was exiled to the island of Shikoku. That autumn he consoled himself with a visit to Mt. Miyaji. Yoshitoshi depicts Fujiwara no Moronaga playing a biwa by...
    • No. 72, Mount Miyaji moon - Moronaga

    • portrait; men (male humans); robes (main garments); stringed instruments (musical instruments); biwa; women; trees
    • After the Hogen Rebellion in 1156, the courtier and musician Fujiwara no Moronaga (1137-1192) was exiled to the island of Shikoku. That autumn he consoled himself with a visit to Mt. Miyaji. Yoshitoshi depicts Fujiwara no Moronaga playing a biwa...
    • Ota Dokan deciding to study poetry

    • Narrative; men (male humans); dresses (garments); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); flowers (plants); hats
    • Ota Dokan approached an inn on a rainy day to request the loan of a rain coat. Instead, the maid brought him a Yamabuki flower on a tray. Her meaning was expressed by the poem "Although having many petals the Yamabuki, to our regret, has no seed."...
    • The Demon of Rashomon retrieves her arm

    • Narrative; men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); hats; swords; lamps (lighting devices); strongboxes
    • Watanabe no Tsuna, a Heian retainer of Minamoto no Yorimitsu, accepted a dare to keep vigil at the Rasho Gate, reputed to be haunted by demons. He took up a post at the gate, and in the darkness, he was attacked by the demon--an oni. Drawing his...

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