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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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Sandpainting

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; sand paintings; tables (support furniture); cabinets (case furniture)
    • Three courtly young women are shown creating bonseki. A young girl in a red kimono, her hair tied up in two loops, kneels on the left watching the other two. A second woman, in a dark blue kimono decorated with red, purple and yellow flowers and a...
    • Ghost of Taira no Tomomori

    • warriors; men (male humans); armor (protective wear); halberds; women; seas; bows (weapons); arrows
    • Realizing the Taira forces would be defeated at the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, Tomomori (1152-1185), the Taira clan leader, grabbed an anchor and leapt into the sea. The three imperial symbols were also thrown into the water, to keep the Genji from...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Princess Osakabe

    • men (male humans); women; swords; kimonos; shores (landforms)
    • The newly built Himeji Castle was believed, in the early 17th century, to be haunted by the Shinto spirit Osakabe Myojin. The famous warrior Miyamoto Musashi (1584?-1645) was summoned to exorcise the spirit, and he is shown here confronting...
    • 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...
    • Halberd practice

    • women; kimonos; halberds; hairstyles
    • Martial arts was certainly expected of the men in samurai families, but women drawn from those families to the shogun's Inner Palace would also be familiar with handling weapons. During the Edo Period, use of the halberd / naginata was particularly...
    • Mountain village teahouse

    • women; kimonos; flowers (plants); trees; Single Built Works
    • Within the Edo Castle inner compound was a garden area that was designed to resemble a quiet mountainous region, with rustic teahouses / ochaya where the women of the Inner Palace could relax as if in a country village. Two such thatched roof...
    • Lady Suo

    • women; trees; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); figurines; tables (support furniture); nuns; poets
    • The 11th century poet Suo no naishi, whose poem about "That spring night / Haru no yo" is included among the famous "Collection of One Hundred Poets / Hyakunin isshu," is shown encountering a Buddhist nun in the woods.

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