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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Mother and child

    • porches; dwellings; Single Built Works; women; kimonos; children (people by age group); men (male humans); infants; fans (costume accessories); toys (recreational artifacts); stoves (heating equipment); lanterns (lighting devices); Japanese maple
    • Print. no. 6 from the series of parodies of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety. The top panel illustrated the story of Lady Tang who breast fed her elderly, toothless mother-in-law. In the lower panel a baby is crawling toward its mother, who...
    • Emperor Wen (Kan Buntei) nurses his mother

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; tables (support furniture); screens (furniture); hairstyles; hair ornaments; elderly; men (male humans); dishes (vessels)
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety depict the self-sacrificing behavior of twenty-four sons and daughters who when to extreme lengths to honor their parents, stepparents, grandparents, and in-laws.The upper panel depicts Kan no Buntei, second emperor...
    • Wang Xiang (Osho) ice fishes for mother's meal

    • flowers (plants); women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; bridges (built works); parasols; sandals; girls; boats; swimming; fishing
    • Among the legends represented in the 24 Paragons of Filial Piety is the story of Wang Xiang (Osho), a third-century court official who, to fulfill his ill stepmother's craving for fresh fish in midwinter, caught some carp by lying on the ice until...
    • Dinglan (Teiran) honors his ancestors

    • women; kimonos; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices); tables (support furniture); figurines; rain; trees; shrines (structures)
    • The book entitled "The Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety" was written by the Chinese scholar Guo Jujing during the Yuan Dynasty. The book recounts the extremes to which twenty-four sons and daughters go to honor their elders. This type of print...
    • Pine-mushrooms

    • women; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); hairstyles; baskets; flowers (plants); baskets; curtains
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych depicting a group of bijin in an outdoor setting picking mushrooms. A waterfall is seen in the background in the center panel. Bright colors used in the image create a fantastic appearance.
    • Keio, 1865-1867

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; palanquins
    • An older woman with shaved eyebrows, indicating her married status, is nicely but conservatively dressed. Her plaid inner robe is typical of late Edo Period fashions in the city of Edo, often influenced by kabuki stage costume textiles. She might...
    • 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,...
    • Blessings inside

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; candles; candleholders; fusuma
    • During the Setsubun / "Change of Season" festival held at the end of winter by the lunar calendar, mame-maki / "bean throwing" is accompanied by shouts of "Fuku wa uchi, oni wa soto" / "Good fortune in, demons out!" The beans are usually thrown out...
    • 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...
    • Shun

    • men (male humans); women; mountains; trees; kimonos
    • The upper panel shows the Chinese boy Shun with a hoe and the main image has a Japanese woman with a hoe. According to the Guo Jujing story, Shun was so diligent in plowing his parents' field, even though they were cruel to him, that elephants came...
    • Victory at Asan, Korea; Sino-Japanese war

    • soldiers; flags; swords; rifles (long guns); battles; cannons (artillery); military uniforms; horseback riding; ships
    • "At 3 am on July 29 a battle commenced and after five hours our troops were completely victorious" begins the text panel account of this print. Chikanobu depicts two officers leading the assault with the nation's flag held high. A Chinese canon in...
    • Akechi Mitsuhide

    • men (male humans); women; battles; swords; warriors; arrows; armor (protective wear)
    • Although a trusted retainer of the warlord Oda Nobunaga (1510-1551), Akechi Mitsuhide (1528-1582) was enraged when Nobunaga murdered his mother. Mitsuhide attacked Nobunaga at the Kyoto temple of Honno-ji, setting it afire. Nobunaga reportedly...
    • Meiji, 1868–1912

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flags; lanterns (lighting devices); arches
    • Of the 50 prints in the series, 7 depict women of the Meiji Era, although none of them wear Western clothes. This is different from Yoshitoshi's 1888 series "32 Aspects of Daily Life / Fuzoku sanjuniso" which has 9 women (out of 32) identified with...
    • Kocho of Kadoebi-ro and Yoshi of Nakanocho

    • women; kimonos; woodworking tools; dolls; bridges (built works); lanterns (lighting devices)
    • Holding a Kyoto style doll, Otefu of the Kadoebi-ro stands near a display platform where lacquered stands and covered bowls suggest a Girls' Day display. The publication date of the 3rd day of the 3rd month (Girls' Day) of 1884 reinforces this...
    • Kabuki cards with actor portraits

    • men (male humans); costume; hairstyles; hair ornaments; hats; headgear; actors
    • Chikanobu provided illustrations for a number of board games and playing cards. These 3 sheets with 27 portraits of kabuki actors were probably published between 1882 when Nakamura Sennosuke (1860-1926) took the stage name Sawamura Tosshi VII and...

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