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    • 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...
    • Parading pounded rice cakes

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans)
    • On the 7th day of the new year, the shogun presented the Inner Palace with large cakes of pounded rice / mochi. Making and eating mochi is still a popular new year's celebration, with small mochi cakes in a vegetable stew / ozoni being a popular...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • A glimpse of dignitaries dancing

    • men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); cutaways (coats); suits (main garments); pianos; chandeliers; trees; rugs; interior spaces
    • On the second floor of a Western-style building, probably the famous Rokumeikan, Japanese couples appear to be taking dancing lessons, accompanied by two pianists. The young people seem awkward in movement and intent in their expressions,...
    • Viewing wisteria at full bloom

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; trees; flowers (plants); shores (landforms); gardens; covered walkways
    • The 3 foreground figures appear to be enjoying an outing by Edo Bay, stopping near a rock outcropping and pine tree. Since these elegantly dressed women appear to be engaged in a conversation, it is uncertain what the kneeling woman is pointing out...
    • 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...
    • Boating under cherry blossoms

    • boats; women; trees; bodies of water; flowers (plants); kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • Four women and a girl sit under a canopy in a boat while a sixth woman stands in the bow. The boat passes under a crag upon which a flowering cherry tree grows. Two egrets fly in the background. This triptych print is part of a series of 40 scenes...
    • Playing backgammon

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; candles; candleholders; folding screens; backgammon; backgammon tables; tables (support furniture)
    • Part of a series of 40 prints of scenes set inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo depicting the leisure activities of high-born women. Here two elegantly dressed women play backgammon. One of the women sits behind a screen; she...
    • 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,...
    • Playing the card game (karuta)

    • card games (physical activities); kimonos; women; girls; hairstyles; elderly; eyeglasses
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print depicting three women playing cards, wearing elaborate kimonos. A servant and a young girl are also in the scene. Part of a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • 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...
    • Serving a New Year's meal

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; tables (support furniture); flowers (plants); vases; folding screens; cabinets (case furniture); tea bowls
    • Meiji period color woodblock triptych print of a group of women having tea. Part of a series of 40 scenes inside the women's quarters of the shogun's palace in Edo.
    • Kansei, 1789-1801

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; fans (costume accessories); banners; men (male humans); drums (membranophones)
    • Meiji period color woodblock print depicting the head of a young bijin wearing a kimono decorated with wisteria and holding a closed fan. The upper part of the print pictures a festival with an elephant float. Kansei no Koro. The series, "Mirror...

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