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    • 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...
    • Shikan, Takasuke as onnagata

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); boys; kimonos; actors; swords; bamboo
    • This appears to be a variation of "The Bamboo Room" scene from Act II of the play "The Precious Incense and Autumn Flowers of Sendai / Meiboku Sendai hagi." In the standard kabuki play version, the shogun's son Tsuruchiyo is friends with Senmatsu,...
    • 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,...
    • Tenwa, 1681-1684

    • women; hairstyles; kimonos; musical instruments; swords; flutes (aerophones)
    • If the "Mirror of the Ages" series is viewed chronologically, perhaps in an album format, the costumes prior to the Tenna era are quite elaborately decorated with various colors, patterns and techniques, which make the 2 images representing the...
    • 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...
    • Huang Xiang (Okyo) fans his father

    • interior spaces; men (male humans); women; furniture; screens (furniture); lanterns (lighting devices); fans (costume accessories); kimonos; draperies (curtains); courtesans
    • Huangxiang was so devoted to his aged father that he lightly fanned him night and day throughout the summer. Okyo might be similarly dedicated, but the look on her face and the sash tied in front suggest that she is a prostitute cooling her client.
    • Emperor Nintoku

    • men (male humans); women; infants; rulers (people); royalty; mountains; bridges (built works); kimonos; swords; trees; porches
    • Emperor Nintoku (reigning 313-399 according to the Nihon Shoki) noticed throughout his realm an absence of smoke from kitchen fires (a sign of widespread poverty), and so he exempted the people from mandatory labor services for three years. This...
    • Priest Mongaku

    • men (male humans); women; swords; monks; Gods; waterfalls (natural bodies of water)
    • The figure crouching on a rock beneath a waterfall is Mongaku (1139-1203), who was born into the Watanabe military clan and initially named Endo Morito. However when he was in his late teens, he decided to become a Buddhist monk and changed his...
    • Sewing

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; cabinets (case furniture); rulers (guiding tools); cloth
    • In an abstract space, a woman sits with her kitten next to a sewing box. She holds a ruler and has a bolt of cloth on her lap. This scene seems timeless and quite tranquil, although her attention is attracted to someone or something outside the...

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