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    • Great horse races at Ueno Park's Shinobazu Pond illustrated

    • horseback riding; men (male humans); women; emperors; empresses; kimonos; military uniforms; flags; folding screens; boats; horse racetracks; fireworks (visual works); mountains; ponds; Single Built Works; Built complexes and districts
    • Horseracing at Ueno Park in Tokyo was a popular pastime from 1884 to 1893, and prints of the emperor and empress attending the races were quite popular. Several different versions of the same scene by Chikanobu are known, including one issued...
    • 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...
    • Kan'ei, 1624-1643

    • girls; hairstyles; costume; Canis familiaris (species); men (male humans); women; kimonos
    • A young woman and her puppy represent the Kan'ei era, a time when the Tokugawa shogunate was consolidating its power in Edo but still viewing the imperial capital of Kyoto as the center of Japanese culture. The bold designs on her kimono and the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Emperor and Empress watch court dancers

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; military uniforms; drums (membranophones); flutes (aerophones); biwa; swords; fans (costume accessories)
    • The emperor, empress and five court ladies at right observe a traditional shirabyoshi dancer. While the imperial couple sit in chairs at a table, their attendants kneel on the carpeted verandah. Also on the porch is an enormous flower arrangement...
    • Gio and Gijo

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; porches; trees; flowers (plants); calligraphy; nuns
    • The sisters Gio and Gijo were popular dancers / shirabyoshi in Kyoto, and Taira no Kiyomori (1118-1181) was particularly fond of Gio. However when a new dancer named Hotoke gozen attracted Kiyomori's attention, Gio was forced out and went into...
    • Dragon: Fukagawa Hachiman Fuji

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; fans (costume accessories); sandals; shrines (structures); trees; hills
    • These two women are dressed in summer kimono with blue water patterns. The kneeling woman holds out an ornament with a straw dragon entwined around a pine branch, a symbol of the “sea god” / umi no kami associated with the worship of the Shinto...
    • Yasuda Sakubei and Oda Nobunaga

    • men (male humans); battles; warriors; armor (protective wear); flames; balconies
    • he 1898 print set "Heike monogatari" published by Fukuda Hatsujiro was reissued in 1906 by Narasawa Kenjiro, evidently available with non-Heike or Genji warriors added, of which this is an example. This new collection has appeared under the title...
    • Bird: Asakusa Rice Fields

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; banners; sandals; headgear
    • In the 11th month, the Tori no Ichi Festival is held at the Hanamata Washi Daimyojin Shinto Shrine of the Buddhist temple of Chokoku-ji. An important image at the temple, popular with actors and courtesans, depicts Myoken, Bodhisattva of the North...

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