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    • The Warning shot

    • warriors; armor (protective wear); bows (weapons); arrows; boats; women; horseback riding; seas
    • Although the Heike forces had fled to boats off the shore of Yashima, one vessel turned back to the beach. At its prow stood a young woman, dressed in beautiful court garments, who took a folding fan decorated with the rising sun emblem and...
    • The Demon of Rashomon retrieves her arm

    • Narrative; men (male humans); women; dresses (garments); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); hats; swords; lamps (lighting devices); strongboxes
    • Watanabe no Tsuna, a Heian retainer of Minamoto no Yorimitsu, accepted a dare to keep vigil at the Rasho Gate, reputed to be haunted by demons. He took up a post at the gate, and in the darkness, he was attacked by the demon--an oni. Drawing his...
    • No. 17, Saigo Takamori

    • portrait; men (male humans); kimonos; dog (animal)
    • The Japanese rebel and statesman Takamori Saigo (1827-1877) was the military leader of the imperial forces against the shogunate leading to the Meiji restoration. His growing discontent with the curtailment of the privileges of the samurai class...
    • 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...
    • Korean calamity retribution

    • flags; men (male humans); military uniforms; ships; rifles (long guns); boats; swords; banners; Built complexes and districts
    • Following the destruction of the Japanese legation buildings in Seoul and the escape from Incheon of the minister and his staff, the Japanese government decided to retaliate. Hanabusa Yoshimoto was sent back to Korea with 3 warships and several...
    • Horeki, 1751-1763

    • women; hairstyles; hair ornaments; kimonos; banners; lanterns (lighting devices); Single Built Works
    • Midway in the series is Horeki no koro (1751-63) which shows a modestly dressed woman, probably a merchant's wife, and the inset depicts the upper facáde of the kabuki theater Nakamuraza in Edo. The scene is identified as a kao mise / "face...
    • Flower arranging in turn

    • women; interior spaces; fusuma; kimonos; flowers (plants); calligraphy
    • In the 3rd month of the year, special tea ceremonies were held in the Inner Palace when guests and hosts played sophisticated games, such as guessing which types of tea were being served, or exchanged roles. In mawaribana guests took turns...
    • 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,...
    • Courtesan Jigoku

    • women; courtesans; monks; men (male humans); children (people by age group); kimonos; hair ornaments; trees
    • A famous courtesan of Sakai took the name "Jigoku," meaning "hell," and had images of hell displayed on her robes and on the clothes of her attendants. She exchanged poems with the Zen monk Ikkyu (1394-1481), who frequented brothels as part of his...
    • Kabuki cards with actor portraits

    • men (male humans); costume; hairstyles; hair ornaments; hats; headgear; actors
    • Chikanobu provided illustrations for a number of board games and playing cards. These 3 sheets with 27 portraits of kabuki actors were probably published between 1882 when Nakamura Sennosuke (1860-1926) took the stage name Sawamura Tosshi VII and...
    • 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...
    • Tale of the bamboo cutter

    • legends (folk tales); women; kimonos; mountains
    • The oldest known Japanese narrative, this sad fairy tale dates back to the 9th or 10th century. In this tale Kaguya-hime was found inside a bamboo stalk by a bamboo cutter, who took her home and raised her as his daughter. As she grew up the fame...

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