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    • Caishun (Sanjun) outtalks robbers

    • legends (folk tales); men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); swords; kimonos; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); baskets
    • The 24 Paragons of Filial Piety are based on a compilation of Confucian tales of exemplary behavior by children to their elders. In this tale, Chi Shun went into the forest to gather mulberries for his widowed mother, throwing the ripe, black...
    • Ariwara no Narihira

    • men (male humans); women; swords; mountains; trees; torches (lighting devices); kimonos; horseback riding
    • The 10th century poetic anthology Tales of Ise contains several verses that reportedly describe the love life of Ariwara no Narihira (825-880). According to legend, this handsome poet and courtier eloped with Fujiwara no Koshi (842-910) who was...
    • 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...
    • Blossom viewing

    • women; kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); fans (costume accessories); hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A woman in an ornately patterned blue kimono stands before a flowering tree. A box is tucked into the edge of the red kimono she wears beneath the blue one; beneath this we see three white layers. She wears a cluster of gold flowers on each side of...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Yamato, snow at Yoshino, Lady Shizuka, Yoshitsune and Benkei

    • women; men (male humans); warriors; armor (protective wear); kimonos; hats; swords; halberds; snow (precipitation); mountains; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); built works
    • In the snowy mountains of Yoshino, the Genji warrior Minamoto no Yoshitsune (1159-1189) meets up with his beloved Lady Shizuka. Yoshitsune is on-the-run, moving from southern to northern Japan with his retainers, including the former monk Benkei,...
    • Lady Taka

    • women; children (people by age group); kimonos; porches; blinds (coverings); hairstyles
    • A lady in a bird-decorated kimono stands on a veranda under a full moon. Her hair hangs loose over her shoulders and she has "moth wing" eyebrows painted on her forehead. A young girl beside her points to something out of the picture and looks up...
    • Luji (Rikuseki) brings oranges to his mother

    • men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; flowers (plants); vases; cabinets (case furniture); books; tables (support furniture); works of art
    • When Lu Ji was six years old, he traveled with his father to visit the Chief Minister of Nan Yang. The minister ordered his servants to bring a dish of oranges to offer to the young boy. Lu Ji secreted the fruit away in the sleeve of his robe. When...
    • 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...
    • Kaniman-ji

    • men (male humans); women; kimonos; books; axes (tools)
    • According the Konjaku monogatari, a devout young woman valued all sentient beings, and bought some live crabs at a market to set them free. Later when her father saw a snake about to eat a frog, he asked the snake to give up his meal in return for...
    • Mother of Zen Master Ikkyu

    • women; men (male humans); kimonos; emperors; hats; blinds (curtains); knives
    • According to legend, the 16 year old Emperor GoKomatsu (1377-1433) greatly loved a woman whose family had ties to the former Southern Court in Yoshino, so that when she became pregnant, suspicions were raised by other imperial concubine about her...

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