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    • Victory at Asan, Korea; Sino-Japanese war

    • soldiers; flags; swords; rifles (long guns); battles; cannons (artillery); military uniforms; horseback riding; ships
    • "At 3 am on July 29 a battle commenced and after five hours our troops were completely victorious" begins the text panel account of this print. Chikanobu depicts two officers leading the assault with the nation's flag held high. A Chinese canon in...
    • 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...
    • Applying powder to neck

    • women; kimonos; hand mirrors; hair ornaments; hairstyles
    • A beauty applies powder to the back of her neck with a brush. She is using two mirrors to aid her, one before her and a hand mirror held behind her to reflect the back of her head into the first mirror. Fine lines are depicted in the hair reflected...
    • Tiger, Kagurazaka Bishamon

    • women; children (people by age group); boys; helmets; kimonos; spears (weapons); temples (structures); Built complexes and districts;
    • A boy is dressed like the Buddhist Guardian King Bishamonten, holding a trident and wooden pagoda (that represents the relics of the historical Buddha). The boy's mother holds a calico cat (a "tiger" symbol) while the family servant giggles and...
    • Tiger: Kagurazaka Bishamon

    • women; children (people by age group); boys; men (male humans); helmets; kimonos; spears (weapons); temples (structures); Built complexes and districts; girls
    • A boy is dressed like the Buddhist Guardian King Bishamonten, holding a trident and wooden pagoda (that represents the relics of the historical Buddha). The boy's mother holds a calico cat (a "tiger" symbol) while the family servant giggles and...
    • Wedding bride

    • women; kimonos; weddings dresses; hairstyles; hair ornaments; lanterns (lighting devices); screens (furniture); tables (support furniture); figurines; trees
    • A bride is being escorted to her wedding accompanied by several married women. They are passing a table with an arrangement of auspicious figurines and floral elements. Two figurines are Jo and Uba, an elderly couple who symbolize longevity and...
    • Dog: Kanda Myojin Shrine first visit

    • women; men (male humans); children (people by age group); kimonos; trees; built complexes and districts; hairstyles; hair ornaments
    • A family returns from the Shinto shrine of Kanda Myojin where they have received blessings for their children, including the baby wrapped in a purple cloak decorated with auspicious symbols. The young boy carries a packet of "1000 year candy" /...
    • 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...
    • Watching Noh dancers

    • dances; dancers; costume; women; girls; flowers (plants); blinds (coverings)
    • A girl and 7 women watch a performance of noh / no theater in which dancers dressed as 2 Chinese lions / Kara shishi frolic amidst peony flowers. Lion dances / shishi mai have a long history in China and Japan, often associated with protecting a...
    • 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...
    • Tahara Slope

    • men (male humans); battles; swords; warriors
    • A group of sword-bearing warriors advance under fire, carrying woven shields to protect themselves. Smoke rolls in the background, and red streaks slash across the picture representing bullet fire.
    • Garden cascade

    • women; girls; kimonos; hair ornaments; hairstyles; waterfalls (natural bodies of water); Japanese gardens; built works
    • A group of women stand on the banks of a stream in a garden. Behind them stands a cliff, over which falls a waterfall. In the far background a pavilion overlooks the water.
    • Floating boats in the Garden of Daimonjiya

    • dolls; tables (support furniture); women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; gardens; Built complexes and districts; streams
    • A group of women stand on the banks of a stream. One pushes a small raft loaded with food and drink across the stream with a pole towards two women who wait to receive it. In the background, houses on pilings line the edges of the steam and a...
    • Floating boats in the Garden of Daimonjiya

    • dolls; tables (support furniture); women; kimonos; hairstyles; hair ornaments; gardens; Built complexes and districts; streams
    • A group of women stand on the banks of a stream. One pushes a small raft loaded with food and drink across the stream with a pole towards two women who wait to receive it. In the background, houses on pilings line the edges of the steam and a...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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