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Japan (Japanese: 日本, Nippon [ɲippoꜜɴ] (listen) or Nihon [ɲihoꜜɴ] (listen)) is an island country in East Asia, located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It is bordered on the west by the Sea of Japan, and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north toward the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Part of the Ring of Fire, Japan spans an archipelago of 6852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the five main islands are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan's capital and largest city; other major cities include Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Fukuoka, Kobe, and Kyoto.

Japan is the eleventh-most populous country in the world, as well as one of the most densely populated and urbanized. About three-fourths of the country's terrain is mountainous, concentrating its population of 125.71 million on narrow coastal plains. Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

Japan has been inhabited since the Upper Paleolithic period (30,000 BC), though the first mentions of the archipelago appear in Chinese chronicles from the 1st century AD. Between the 4th and 9th centuries, the kingdoms of Japan became unified under an emperor and his imperial court based in Heian-kyō. Beginning in the 12th century, however, political power was held by a series of military dictators (shōgun) and feudal lords (daimyō), and enforced by a class of warrior nobility (samurai). After a century-long period of civil war, the country was reunified in 1603 under the Tokugawa shogunate, which enacted an isolationist foreign policy. In 1854, a United States fleet forced Japan to open trade to the West, which led to the end of the shogunate and the restoration of imperial power in 1868. In the Meiji period, the Empire of Japan adopted a Western-styled constitution and pursued a program of industrialization and modernization. In 1937, Japan invaded China; in 1941, it entered World War II as an Axis power. After suffering defeat in the Pacific War and two atomic bombings, Japan surrendered in 1945 and came under a seven-year Allied occupation, during which it adopted a new constitution. Since 1947, Japan has maintained a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy with a bicameral legislature, the National Diet.

Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the Group of Seven. Although it has renounced its right to declare war, the country maintains Self-Defense Forces that are ranked as the world's fourth-most powerful military. After World War II, Japan experienced high economic growth, becoming the second-largest economy in the world by 1990 before being surpassed by China in 2010. Despite stagnant growth since the Lost Decade, the country's economy remains the third-largest by nominal GDP and the fourth-largest by PPP. A leader in the automotive and electronics industries, Japan has made significant contributions to science and technology. Ranked the second-highest country on the Human Development Index in Asia after Singapore, Japan has the world's second-highest life expectancy, though it is experiencing a decline in population. The culture of Japan is well-known around the world, including its art, cuisine, music, and popular culture, which encompasses prominent animation and video game industries.

Japan Media

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Sumō

Sumō

Print showing scenes related to the Soga family. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Eiri soga monogatari : Illustrated t... More

Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Sunshū fuchū oshiro no zu.

Pen-and-ink and watercolor. Shows the plan, and the layout of the Sunpujō castle in Shizuoka-shi, Japan. Ms. the copier and the date not known. Title from title piece mounted on cover. "Tōkyō Teikoku Daigaku zō... More

[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. Title devised by Library staff. Also attributed to: Sugimura Jihei, ca. 169-. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: ... More

Magnae Tartariae magni mogolis imperii Iaponiae et Chinae nova descriptio

Magnae Tartariae magni mogolis imperii Iaponiae et Chinae nova descrip...

Relief shown pictorially. Appears in De Wit's Atlas. LC copy stamped on: 493. Mounted on cloth. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

[Lovers in an autumn meadow]

[Lovers in an autumn meadow]

Print shows a young man and a young woman embracing in a meadow. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Bushū Toshima-gun Edo-shō zu.

Bushū Toshima-gun Edo-shō zu.

Scale ca. 1:7,500. On cover, annotated in black ink: Edo ōezu. Title on label on cover: Kanʾei Edo kozu. Wood block print. Reprint of 1630 or 1631 map. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown p... More

[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.

DCM 0739: Anonymous, Japanese Amma-No-Fuye (Double Whistle)

DCM 0739: Anonymous, Japanese Amma-No-Fuye (Double Whistle)

DCM ledger: "Said to be used by barbers to call attention of their customers. Has written in Mr. Taphouse's hand, on side of one tube 'Yokohama Barber's Call.'" Instrument type: Amma-No-Fuye (Double Whistle) Me... More

[A popular beauty]

[A popular beauty]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing, facing left. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[The spear dance]

[The spear dance]

Print shows a male dancer during a spear dance. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

[Two lovers under an umbrella]

Print shows a man and a woman, full-length, walking beneath an umbrella. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

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. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo p... More

Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

Nansenbushū bankoku shōka no zu /

Shows the world, based on knowledge from numerous famous Chinese and Japanese classics and Buddhism. Depths shown pictorially. Wood block print. Map and author, Hōtan, listed in Imago Mundi's Review of early ca... More

Nami ni goshoguruma moyō no tachi bijin

Nami ni goshoguruma moyō no tachi bijin

Print shows a courtesan, facing left, wearing a waterwheel and waves pattern kimono.

Daimyō gyōretsu no ezu

Daimyō gyōretsu no ezu

Print shows a long procession of men (nobility or government officials) on foot. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: horizontal Ob... More

[Reading a love letter]

[Reading a love letter]

Print shows a young woman reading a love letter. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Rajōmon

Rajōmon

Print shows a warrior fighting a demon, possibly Ibaraki, at the Rashomon gate. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Oban. Adachi m... More

Tōjin gyōretsu no ezu ichi

Tōjin gyōretsu no ezu ichi

Print shows a procession of Chinese men on horseback and on foot, some carrying a palanquin. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: h... More

Tekkai sennin

Tekkai sennin

Print shows a woman holding her hands over a man's eyes and blowing a puff of air upon which a small male figure ascends; another woman is waving to the man on the puff of air and appears to be offering him a s... More

Taka no ha moyō no tachi bijin

Taka no ha moyō no tachi bijin

Print shows a courtesan wearing feather-pattern kimono. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Ir... More

Takenuki gorō

Takenuki gorō

Print shows a man, possibly Tokimune Soga (Gorō), uprooting bamboo. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Pur... More

[Preparing for the first battle]

[Preparing for the first battle]

Print shows a young woman arranging a warrior's hair prior to entering a battle. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[A popular hero, Shibaraku]

[A popular hero, Shibaraku]

Print shows an actor as a samurai making a grand entrance at the "Shibaraku" moment on the kabuki stage. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawing... More

[A beauty with an umbrella]

[A beauty with an umbrella]

Print shows the actor Nakamura Sanya as a young woman standing beneath an umbrella, wearing a head covering and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese print... More

Vue et description de la ville de Meaco capitale du Japon avec d'autres particularitez du pays

Vue et description de la ville de Meaco capitale du Japon avec d'autre...

Prints shows views of Meaco (Kyoto) and Saccai (Sakai), scenes of Christians being tortured, a Japanese wedding ceremony, and a temple in Sakai, and a plan of Dejima trading island; also includes descriptions o... More

Yūjo chōkarō

Yūjo chōkarō

Print shows a courtesan portraying the Chinese sage Zhang Guo Lao Chōkarō releasing his magic horse from a small gourd. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specia... More

Benkei to kodomo (ataka no matsu)

Benkei to kodomo (ataka no matsu)

Print shows the legendary monk warrior Benkei offering gifts to two children who have been gathering pine needles.

Shuen

Shuen

Print shows two geishas and a man eating; there is a shamisen next to one of the women, the other is holding a tea or sake pot. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo prin... More

Toragaishi

Toragaishi

Print shows a woman standing and a warrior attempting to pick up a large rock. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: horizontal Chub... More

Kage e

Kage e

Print shows two geishas entertaining a man, one is making shadow puppets and the other is playing a shamisen.

Haha to ko

Haha to ko

Print shows a mother and her son with an open book; the boy is resting on top of the book, preventing his mother from reading it. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo pr... More

Kaya no uchisoto

Kaya no uchisoto

Print shows a man, woman, and a child resting outside mosquito netting. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa).... More

Sannin no yakusha

Sannin no yakusha

Print shows three actors, two playing shamisens and one with a teapot or sake pot, two are in the roles of women.

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] ichikawa monnosuke

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Monnosuke as a courtesan and Ichikawa Danjūrō as a merchant.

[Foxes and chrysanthemums]

[Foxes and chrysanthemums]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Ram and autumn mallow]

[Ram and autumn mallow]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Wild boars running, on cliffs, and near pine trees]

[Wild boars running, on cliffs, and near pine trees]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Wild horses running in water, across a river or in surf]

[Wild horses running in water, across a river or in surf]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Domestic cat nursing kittens]

[Domestic cat nursing kittens]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Matted with no. 2049; prints overlap each other. From the series: Ehon shahōbuku... More

[Cat with black markings on its fur and a fragrant rose mallow]

[Cat with black markings on its fur and a fragrant rose mallow]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Male and female musk deer]

[Male and female musk deer]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Wolves and winter reeds]

[Wolves and winter reeds]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Tiger near a cataract]

[Tiger near a cataract]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Matted with no. 2048; prints overlap each other. From the series: Ehon shahōbuku... More

[Two oxen, one under a willow tree and one under a plum tree]

[Two oxen, one under a willow tree and one under a plum tree]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Deer, two bucks fighting, next to a stream]

[Deer, two bucks fighting, next to a stream]

Title devised by Library staff, other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Ehon shahōbukuro : Illustrated book of bag of painted treasures... More

[Soga Goro making puns]

[Soga Goro making puns]

Print shows one of the Soga brothers, Goro (Tokimune), dressed as a warrior surrounded by text containing puns. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and ... More

[A lover's quarrel]

[A lover's quarrel]

Print shows a man, scowling, with a shoulder pole and a basket full of jars and bowls, standing in front of a woman with a smug look on her face. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). F... More

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku

Ogawa zengorō, ichikawa danjūrō, yamashita kinsaku

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Modern reproduction. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library o... More

Ueno ikenohata sakura no hanami no kei

Ueno ikenohata sakura no hanami no kei

Print shows many people in a pavilion and in Ueno Park viewing blossoms on cherry trees. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Uki-e... More

Hanauri

Hanauri

Print shows a woman selling flowers in pots on shelves suspended from a shoulder pole. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosob... More

[Moon viewing at Shinagawa]

[Moon viewing at Shinagawa]

Print shows men and women eating and entertaining while looking at the full moon at a large building or pavilion in Shinagawa, on the Tōkaidō Road. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa)... More

San katada no rakugan

San katada no rakugan

Print shows geese descending near a pavilion at the end of a long wharf in a lake, with two people in a small boat in the foreground. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Ed... More

Hidari izutsu no mae

Hidari izutsu no mae

Print shows a geisha, standing, playing a zither.

[Rivals contending for a beauty]

[Rivals contending for a beauty]

Print shows two men arguing with each other over which one has the right to claim the affections of the woman seated behind them. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Ja... More

San kiyomizu komachi

San kiyomizu komachi

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Nana komachi : Seven Komachi. Format: Hosoban Urushi-e. Forms part of: Japanese print... More

Setsubun mamemaki

Setsubun mamemaki

Print shows family members eating beans in a room and a man, with a box of beans, appears about to toss a handful into the room; scene taking place during the annual bean throwing festival to expell demons from... More

Ichikawa ebizō no shinozuka goseki yaburi

Ichikawa ebizō no shinozuka goseki yaburi

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Urushi-e. Ukiyoe oroshi [gōrd] Tori shio cho Okumura-ya. Forms part of: Japanese print... More

[A willing letter writer]

[A willing letter writer]

Print shows a man with two women, one of the women is writing a letter. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Kyō

Kyō

Print shows a man and a woman playing a game, possibly go, on a kimono with a ruled pattern. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the ... More

[Oman the seller of cosmetics]

[Oman the seller of cosmetics]

Print shows Oman, a peddler selling cosmetics, with a large box strapped to his/her back. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[The beauty Osome]

[The beauty Osome]

Print shows Osome, a tragic beauty, full-length, standing, looking at a book. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Ichikawa danjūrō [to] sakata hangorō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds colle... More

Ichikawa monnosuke

Ichikawa monnosuke

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Purchase; H. Irving Olds; 1938. Forms part of: the H. Irving Olds colle... More

[Beauties of the three capitals triptych]

[Beauties of the three capitals triptych]

Print shows three courtesans, full-length, standing. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. From the series: Santo sanpukutsui. Adachi modern... More

[Hanging poems on a cherry tree]

[Hanging poems on a cherry tree]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing, hanging poems in a blossoming cherry tree.

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Sanogawa ichimatsu no shakkyō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Urushie. Rare work. Ichimatsu went to Edo in Kampo, so this urushi-e print is unusual ... More

Sugawara no michizane zō

Sugawara no michizane zō

Print shows Sugawara Michizane, full-length portrait, seated beneath a flowering tree.

[Beauty holding a book]

[Beauty holding a book]

Print shows a woman, full-length, standing in front of an illustrated screen, holding a book.

[Two lovers in a boat]

[Two lovers in a boat]

Print shows a man and a woman in a boat; the man is holding a small drum and appears to be serenading the woman beneath the moon.

[Playing with a puppet]

[Playing with a puppet]

Print shows kabuki actor Sanogawa Ichimatsu I in the role of a puppeteer, standing, full-length, facing right, holding a puppet of the courtesan Matsuyama above his head. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi ... More

[Passing a love letter]

[Passing a love letter]

Print shows a young man discretely passing a love letter from beneath the folds of his kimono. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library... More

[The black knight]

[The black knight]

Print shows a man, possibly an actor or a samurai, with sword, holding an umbrella, wearing a black kimono and geta. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints... More

[Two girls whispering]

[Two girls whispering]

Print shows a woman, sitting, embracing a young girl, and whispering to her. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

Ichikawa ebizō nakamura denkurō ichikawa yaozō

Ichikawa ebizō nakamura denkurō ichikawa yaozō

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-e. Attributed to: Torii, Kiyomitsu. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawin... More

Nawasudare

Nawasudare

Print shows a child emerging from behind a rope curtain. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Format: Hosoban Benizurie. Forms part of: J... More

Momiji mi sanpukutsui

Momiji mi sanpukutsui

Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: horizontal Oban Benizuri-e. Three Hosoban images on a single sheet. Forms part of: Japanese pr... More

Sawamura kodenji to otoko

Sawamura kodenji to otoko

Print shows two actors, one holding a fan, the other, in the role of a woman, is holding a drum. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Forma... More

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata

Ichikawa ebizō no kinzaemon yorikata

Print shows the actor Ichikawa Ebizō as Kinzaemon Yorikata fighting a tiger. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Format: Hosoban Benizuri-... More

Migi

Migi

Print shows a man and a woman, wearing geta, walking beneath an umbrella next to a blossoming tree. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. Fr... More

Kaki mogi[tori?]

Kaki mogi[tori?]

Print shows a young man holding a young woman on his shoulders as she reaches to pick persimmons from a branch above them. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print spe... More

Ito zukuri

Ito zukuri

Print shows two women preparing silk thread. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. From the series: Hōnen kaiko yōiku : Sericulture. Forma... More

[Nishiki brocade with Amaterasu Kotai Jingu Shinto shrine] [Nishike brocade with wheelbarrow].

[Nishiki brocade with Amaterasu Kotai Jingu Shinto shrine] [Nishike br...

Drawings show stylized designs for kimonos of a Shinto shrine and a wheelbarrow.

[Ito nishiki (yarn brocade)]

[Ito nishiki (yarn brocade)]

Print shows stylized designs, possibly of rabbits, for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japan... More

[A monk wearing mask(?) with horns, sitting on the ground, beating a drum]

[A monk wearing mask(?) with horns, sitting on the ground, beating a d...

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Similar to FP 2 - JPD, no. 313. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library... More

Onoe kikugorō [to] nakamura kiyosaburō

Onoe kikugorō [to] nakamura kiyosaburō

Print shows actors Onoe Kikugorō and Nakamura Kiyosaburō, wearing geta, portraying street musicians. Title and other descriptive information compiled by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-06. A... More

[A man crossing a bridge beneath overhanging trees]

[A man crossing a bridge beneath overhanging trees]

Title devised by Library staff. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[An elderly man, seen from behind, bathing in a wooden tub]

[An elderly man, seen from behind, bathing in a wooden tub]

Title devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Ra (Usumono gauze weave)] [Sha gauze weave with stripes].

[Ra (Usumono gauze weave)] [Sha gauze weave with stripes].

Drawings show two weaving patterns. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray collection. Forms pa... More

[A monk wearing a mask(?) with a horn, sitting on the ground, beating a drum (tsuri-daiko)]

[A monk wearing a mask(?) with a horn, sitting on the ground, beating ...

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Akaki kinran (gold brocade with red background)] [Shiro aya (white twill weaves, also known as Chinese twill weaves)].

[Akaki kinran (gold brocade with red background)] [Shiro aya (white tw...

Drawings show stylized patterned designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray co... More

[Donsu, damask with light green peony arabesque]

[Donsu, damask with light green peony arabesque]

Drawing shows peony arabesque design for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray collec... More

Chatsumi

Chatsumi

Print shows two women with short benches and small baskets, and a young boy; one of the women is picking tea leaves, the other has finished her task and is departing with the young boy. Title and other descript... More

[Kara nishiki (Chinese brocade) with red background] [Kinran (gold brocade) with hollyhock on blue background].

[Kara nishiki (Chinese brocade) with red background] [Kinran (gold bro...

Drawings show stylized floral designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints an... More

[Momoiro shusu (pink satin)] [Shima shusu (striped satin)].

[Momoiro shusu (pink satin)] [Shima shusu (striped satin)].

Drawings show solid and striped designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray col... More

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles, full-length, seen from behind, holding a sword]

[Warrior or actor with long hair and bracelets around wrist and ankles...

Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Rinzu (figured satin)]

[Rinzu (figured satin)]

Drawing shows stylized floral designs for kimonos. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: David Murray colle... More

[Two musicians seated on a bench, wearing geta]

[Two musicians seated on a bench, wearing geta]

Print shows a man and a woman sitting on a bench, playing a shamisen. Title devised by Library staff. Adachi modern reprint (Showa). Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (Library of Congress).

[Ra (Usumono) gauze weave]

[Ra (Usumono) gauze weave]

Design drawings for kimonos on fabric. Title and date devised by Library staff, no information provided by Nichibunken-sponsored Edo print specialists in 2005-2006. Forms part of: Japanese prints and drawings (... More