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    • Ama no hashidate

    • women; kimonos; trees; flowers (plants); parasols; shores (landforms); children (people by age group); fishing; boats
    • Four women on a hillside overlook the pine-covered Ama-no-hashidate sand bar stretching into Miyazu Bay, considered one of Japan's three most scenic views. The woman standing on the left wears a black haori over a blue kimono and holds a closed...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The flower of Edo, Yoshiwara

    • courtesans; women; fans (costume accessories); lanterns (lighting devices)
    • Yoshiwara was the pleasure district of Edo, a city within the city surrounded by high walls and a water moat, which housed Edo's prostitutes from 1617 to 1957. Its courtesans were considered among the "Flowers of Edo." The print combines three...
    • No. 82, Kenshin in camp before battle

    • Portrait; men (male humans); dresses (garments); armor (protective wear)
    • The warlord Uesugi Kenshin, dressed in full armor, waits in camp before battle. Seated on a deerskin-draped stool beside a blue and white windbreak, he looks over his shoulder at a flock of birds flying past a full moon. A poet, as well as soldier,...
    • 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...
    • Man writing, woman and child

    • depictions; men (male humans); women; children (people by age group); kimonos; interior spaces; fude; artists' brushes
    • A man with a handlebar mustache kneels on a red rug drawing irises on paper with an ink brush. A woman holding a towel and wearing a half-dozen hairsticks in her elaborate coiffure stands beside him. A small child sits at her feet stirring...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ota Dokan deciding to study poetry

    • Narrative; men (male humans); dresses (garments); kimonos; fans (costume accessories); flowers (plants); hats
    • Ota Dokan approached an inn on a rainy day to request the loan of a rain coat. Instead, the maid brought him a Yamabuki flower on a tray. Her meaning was expressed by the poem "Although having many petals the Yamabuki, to our regret, has no seed."...
    • 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...
    • Kiso Komawakamaru Yoshinaka

    • depictions; legends (folk tales); men (male humans)
    • Kiso Yoshinaka wrestles two tengu--forest- and mountain-dwelling demons. He grasps the one to his right by its long nose, and thrusts the other to the ground, having seized it by the throat. He carries a sword with an elaborately decorated hilt and...
    • Changing of clothes

    • women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A kneeling woman lifts a heavy padded cloth. She wears a gray kimono patterned with flying birds, grasses and a river and underneath this three white under robes, which show at the front and back openings of her long sleeves. Her orange obi is...

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