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Topic: history of japan

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"Imperial Visit to the Great Horse Race at the Kaya-no-in Mansion" (Kaya-no-in komakurabe gyōkō emaki), from the Tale of Flowering Fortunes (Eiga monogatari)

"Imperial Visit to the Great Horse Race at the Kaya-no-in Mansion" (Ka...

A few days in the autumn of 1024 are the setting for this episode from the quasi-historical chronicle of the life of Fujiwara Michinaga (966–1027), the great Heian-court politician and patron of the arts. As th... more

A Nenbutsu Gathering at Ichiya, Kyoto, from the Illustrated Biography of the Monk Ippen and His Disciple Ta'a (Yugyō Shōnin engi-e)

A Nenbutsu Gathering at Ichiya, Kyoto, from the Illustrated Biography ...

In this scene, people from all walks of life have gathered to hear the charismatic monk Ippen (1239-1289) perform a recitation of the Nenbutsu prayer invoking Amitabha. The crowd's anticipation nearly bursts fr... more

Street Scenes in Kyoto

Street Scenes in Kyoto

Edo period (1615–1868)

Shigaraki Jar (Tsubo)

Shigaraki Jar (Tsubo)

Edo period (1615–1868)

Meeting between Emperor Wen and Fisherman Lü Shang

Meeting between Emperor Wen and Fisherman Lü Shang

The man in white at the head of the group on the right screen is Emperor Wen of ancient China's Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050–256 B.C.). He is accompanied by a retinue of ten attendants. His carriage stands at the ext... more

Sumō

Sumō

Print showing scenes related to the Soga family.

Blossom-Shaped Cup and Matching Cup Stand
Tea Bowl with Chrysanthemum Decoration

Tea Bowl with Chrysanthemum Decoration

This tea bowl was made in imitation of contemporary Korean tea bowls manufactured at the Busan kilns (ca. 1639–1718) for export to Japan, which were themselves reinterpretations of early Joseon buncheong. Edo p... more

Teabowl

Teabowl

Attributed to Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) Edo period (1615–1868)

Water Jar

Water Jar

Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94) Edo period (1615–1868)

Vase
Teabowl
"Kogō" and "The Imperial Procession to Ōhara", from The Tale of the Heike (Heike monogatari)

"Kogō" and "The Imperial Procession to Ōhara", from The Tale of the He...

These screens depict two iconic scenes from The Tale of the Heike, a fourteenth-century account of late twelfth-century clashes between rival clans the Taira and the Minamoto. The right screen represents the st... more

Teabowl
Teabowl

Teabowl

Seisuke (Japanese)

Teapot

Teapot

Edo period (1615–1868)

Ninsei-style Serving Container (Mukōzuke)
Kimono with Blossoming Plum Tree

Kimono with Blossoming Plum Tree

Paste-resist dyeing, along with skillful use of a shading technique, finely renders the gradual progression from white to dark gray on this garment. Early Meiji period kimonos often have gray or black grounds a... more

Dish with Design of Maple Leaves in a Stream

Dish with Design of Maple Leaves in a Stream

Style of Ogata Kenzan (Japanese, 1663–1743) Edo period (1615–1868)

Kobushō Kasei from the Series Thirty-Six Restaurants In New Tokyo

Kobushō Kasei from the Series Thirty-Six Restaurants In New Tokyo

Toyohara Kunichika (Japanese, 1835–1900) Edo period (1615–1868)

Tea Bowl with Cross Design

Tea Bowl with Cross Design

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bowl with paulownia leaf design

Bowl with paulownia leaf design

Nin'ami Dōhachi (Dōhachi II) (Japanese, 1783–1855) Edo period (1615–1868)

Vehicles on the Streets of Tokyo

Vehicles on the Streets of Tokyo

Utagawa Yoshitora (Japanese, active ca. 1850–80) Edo period (1615–1868)

Alcove ornament in form of a man lying down

Alcove ornament in form of a man lying down

Edo (1615–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912)

Square Stand with Dutch Landscape

Square Stand with Dutch Landscape

Edo period (1615–1868)

Tiered Box with Westerners and Landscapes
Selected Scenes from One Poem Each by One Hundred Poets: Poem by Emperor Kōkō

Selected Scenes from One Poem Each by One Hundred Poets: Poem by Emper...

Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese, 1786–1865) Edo period (1615–1868)

Wine cup

Wine cup

Design attributed to Aoki Mokubei (1767–1833) Edo period (1615–1868)

Incense Container

Incense Container

Edo period (1615–1868)

Wine cup

Wine cup

Design attributed to Aoki Mokubei (1767–1833) Edo period (1615–1868)

Large reticulated bowl

Large reticulated bowl

late Edo period (1615–1868)

The Three Heroes of Shoku (Shu): Emperor Ryubi (Liu Fei) and His Friends Kwan-u (Kwan Yu) and Chohi (Chang Fei)

The Three Heroes of Shoku (Shu): Emperor Ryubi (Liu Fei) and His Frien...

Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868) Edo period (1615–1868)

Jar

Jar

Hon'ami Kōetsu (Japanese, 1558–1637) Edo period (1615–1868)

Portrait of Emperor Shennong

Portrait of Emperor Shennong

Seasonal landscapes in a Chinese style evoking summer and winter flank an imaginary portrait of Shennong (Japanese: Shinnō), the legendary Chinese emperor and reputed inventor of agriculture and herbal medicine... more

Covered Incense Box

Covered Incense Box

Nonomura Ninsei (Japanese, active ca. 1646–94)

[Lovers in an autumn meadow]

[Lovers in an autumn meadow]

Print shows a young man and a young woman embracing in a meadow.

[Two lovers embracing in front of a painted screen]

[Two lovers embracing in front of a painted screen]

Print shows a young man sitting on the floor, embracing a young woman straddling him.

Two Young Samurai

Two Young Samurai

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868)

[A betrothal ceremony]

[A betrothal ceremony]

Print shows an interior scene with a man entering on the right outside a room with several women; on the left shows a similarly dressed man addressing a woman behind a screen.

Samurai and Courtesan Seated; A Servant Beside Them

Samurai and Courtesan Seated; A Servant Beside Them

Sugimura Jihei Masataka (Japanese, active ca. 1680–1698) Edo period (1615–1868)

Pilgrim's Cup

Pilgrim's Cup

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bowl

Bowl

Edo period (1615–1868)

Box for Incense with Cover

Box for Incense with Cover

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bottle

Bottle

Edo period (1615–1868)

Teabowl

Teabowl

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bowl

Bowl

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bottle

Bottle

Edo period (1615–1868)

Jar

Jar

Edo period (1615–1868)

Jar

Jar

Edo period (1615–1868)

Jardiniere

Jardiniere

Edo period (1615–1868)

Clove Boiler

Clove Boiler

Edo period (1615–1868)

Tea Jar

Tea Jar

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bottle

Bottle

Edo period (1615–1868)

Brush Pot

Brush Pot

Edo period (1615–1868)

Cup

Cup

Edo period (1615–1868)

Sake bottle with pine and plum

Sake bottle with pine and plum

Edo period (1615–1868)

Dish

Dish

Edo period (1615–1868)

Flat Dish

Flat Dish

Edo period (1615–1868)

Incense Burner

Incense Burner

Edo period (1615–1868)

Dish

Dish

Edo period (1615–1868)

Jar

Jar

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bottle

Bottle

Edo period (1615–1868)

Vase

Vase

Edo period (1615–1868)

Incense Stick Burner

Incense Stick Burner

Edo period (1615–1868)

Bowl

Bowl

Edo period (1615–1868)

Shallow Bowl

Shallow Bowl

Edo period (1615–1868)

Incense Box with Kyōgen Theater Scene at Mibu Temple in Kyoto
Preparatory drawing for scroll of the Four Seasons in Kyoto

Preparatory drawing for scroll of the Four Seasons in Kyoto

Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795) Edo period (1615–1868)

Vase

Vase

Hozan Edo period (1615–1868)

Bowl

Bowl

Seifu Yohei (1803–1861) Edo period (1615–1868)

[A popular beauty]

[A popular beauty]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing, facing left.

The Actor Ichikawa Komazo II as a Samurai in Fighting Trim

The Actor Ichikawa Komazo II as a Samurai in Fighting Trim

Katsukawa Shun'ei (Japanese, 1762–1819) Edo period (1615–1868)

[The spear dance]

[The spear dance]

Print shows a male dancer during a spear dance.

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

Print shows a man and a woman, full-length, walking beneath an umbrella.

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Iwai sagenta [to] katsuyama matagorō

Print shows actors Iwai Sagenta and Katsuyama Matagorō, one reclining on a veranda, the other about to climb steps to the veranda.

Asao Jujiro as a Cake Seller and Ikushima Shingoro as Bushi (Samurai) Seated on the Peddler's Lacquer Box Containing His Wares

Asao Jujiro as a Cake Seller and Ikushima Shingoro as Bushi (Samurai) ...

Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764) Edo period (1615–1868)