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    • Snow in Kashino

    • women; kimonos; men (male humans); snow (precipitation); clogs; headgear; shovels; sleds
    • This later Setsu gekka series, which numbers at least 30 prints, is rather lyrical in its depiction of seasonal change. Flower petals flutter to the ground as a little dog tugs on its leash. Mist crosses a full summer moon as Niwaka Festival...
    • The Fox-Woman Kuzunoha leaving her child

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; lanterns; children (people by age group); fusuma; interior spaces; foxes (animals)
    • An image of a woman, with a fox's head (seen through a screen) walking through a door, leaving her child behind in the house. Foxes, or kitsune, are mysterious, magical creatures with powers many times greater than those of badgers. Sometimes...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Sixth month: Sanno Festival

    • Built complexes and districts; streets; banners; women; men (male humans); palanquins; processions; floats (vehicles); soldiers; kimonos; trees; fans (costume accessories); blinds (coverings); hairstyles; hats
    • A grand summer festival with a parade of palanquins and floats was staged on the 15th day of the 6th month to celebrate the Mountain Deity (Sanno) of Hie Shrine who had protected Edo Castle since 1478. Ota Dokan (1432-86), the military governor of...
    • 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,...
    • Sanno Festival

    • processions; banners; hats; costume; parades; musicians; floats
    • In the 6th month of alternate years in Edo/Tokyo, the Sanno Festival was celebrated with a parade of floats, banners, musicians and specially dressed groups processing from the Shinto Shrine of Hie Sanno Jinja to Edo Castle. The parade would pass...
    • Viewing iris flowers

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; flowers (plants); flower gardens; birds (animals); porches; railings (balustrades); hair ornaments; lanterns (lighting devices);
    • Three women admire blooming irises from an outdoor porch or pavilion surrounded by a low railing. Two tasseled lanterns hang from the roof beams, and a trio of swallows flit through the air in the background.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Kyōwa, 1801-1804

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos
    • A beautiful woman (bijin) of the Kyōwa era (1801 through 1804) wears an elaborate hair stick decorated with birds and flowers; the hair around her face is finely drawn and shadowed. In the insert above her, a flowering tree branch is draped with a...
    • Monkey: Minami Denmacho parade float

    • men (male humans); banners; fans (costume accessories); costume; parades; hairstyles; sandals; hats
    • Two young men dressed in festival costumes stand in the foreground. Behind them another fellow raises wooden clappers to make a loud noise. The inset shows a Hie Sanno Festival float topped by a statue of a monkey, the messenger of the Sanno /...
    • Tenpo, 1830-1844

    • women; hairstyles; hats
    • The image depicts a beauty of the Tenpo era, spanning the years from 1830 through 1844. She is wearing a Tsuno-kakushi--a traditional Japanese hat or veil said to hide a woman's "horns of jealousy" on her wedding day and indicate her resolve to be...
    • 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...

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