Arts and Designs of Japan
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1 Woman and a girl with a scroll painting of a deer, the companion of the god Jurojin
Toyohiro
2 Woman offering her breast to the god Jurojin, a parody of Saishi who fed her toothless great grandmother breast milk
Hokusai
3 Matsumoto Koshiro V as the geta seller Ashida no ____suke
Toyokuni I
4 Woman combing a boy's hair
Eizan
5 The Suruga bank of the Oi River near Shimada
Hiroshige
6 Narumi – Two shops selling the tie-dyed cloth and kimonos the area was known for
Hiroshige
7 Fortune telling for water signs
Kuniyoshi
8 Ichimei Hakkenden Inu no Soshi, Vol. 14
Man pulling off a woman's obi while holding a child

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
9 Memorial portrait of Otani Tomoemon IV, who died in 1861 at the age of 78
Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
10 (Kawarazaki Gonjuro) as Nikki Naonori
Iwate no tsutsuji – Azalea of Iwate

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
11 Actors of the Bando Family
Top to bottom: (Bando) Mitsugoro IV as Mashiba Hisayoshi, (Bando) Shuka as Kishin Omatsu, (Bando) Mitsugoro VI as Wakanahime

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
12 Actors of the Arashi Family
Top to bottom: Arashi Jitohachi as Otoko Tappu Fukuro Ichiemon, Arashiu Jitohachi II as Sagizaka Bannai, Arashi Jitohachi III as Tsubute no Meiroku

Kunisada (Toyokuni III)
13 Hakkenden Inu no Soshi, Vol. 45
Woman holding a sword and a man holding a fan

Kunisada II and Kunitsuna
14 Hashika no imashime – Warning about measles
Yoshifuji
15 Ichimura Kakitsu IV as Murasaki Shino Danzaemon
Yoshitora
16 Doke Hyakumamben – One hundred turns of the prayer beads
Kyosai
17 Harunaga Honnoji Kassen – Harunaga (Oda Nobunaga) in battle at Honno Temple
Eisai
18 Bando Hikosaburo V as Menoto (wetnurse) Otsuji
Kunichika
19 Left: Ichimura Kakitsu IV as the cat spirit Kocho
Right: Bando Hikosaburo V as the rat spirit Juza

Kunichika
20 (Otani Tomoemon V) as Shin Chunagon Tomomori
Kunichika
21 Divination picture with good luck numbers for those of earth and water natures
Kunichika
22 Onoe Kikugoro V in 10 roles
Otowa Kiku Kaika Maremono

Kunichika
23 #909 – A young man who appeared before a girl was rumored to be an apparition of a tanuki (raccoon dog)
Yoshiiku
24 #900 – A physician swindled wealthy families by marrying and divorcing their daughters and not returning the dowries
Yoshiiku
25 Minamoto Yorimasa and I no Hayata killing the nue
Yoshitoshi
26 Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408) admiring the Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Yoshitoshi
27 #22 – Moon and smoke
Yoshitoshi
28 #42 – Moon of the enemy's lair – Little Prince Usu
Yoshitoshi
29 #84 – Cloth beating moon
Yoshitoshi
30 Left: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Kawauchiyama Sogo
Center: Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Michitose and Onoe Kikugoro V as Kataoka Naojiro
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Kaneko Ichinojo

Chikashige
31 Left: Ichikawa Danjuro IX as Yokawa Kakuhan
Center: Onoe Kikugoro V as the fox Genkuro
Right: Ichikawa Sadanji as Minamoto Yoshitsune and Iwai Hanshiro VIII as Shizuka

Chikashige
32 Left: Bando Kakitsu as Honjo Sukeshichi
Center: Onoe Kikugoro V as Rojo Nio, who is actually Ryoo no Furu Neko (the ancient cat, Ryoo)
Right: Nakamura Fukusuke IV as Iohara Masasaku

Chikanobu
33 Okushiage – Combing the hair
Chikanobu
34 Asahina Yoshihide at the Kenmon Gate in Kamakura
Shosen
35 View of the racetrack at Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park
Kunitoshi
36 Lovers smoking in bed
Tomioka Eisen
37 Hotei crossing the river accompanied by children
Gekko
38 The Great Minister (Daijin) Takanouchi Sukune, proving his honesty by plunging his hands into boiling water
Gekko
39 Chapter 45 – Hashihime (The Bridge Maiden)
Gekko
40 Chapter 44 – Takegawa (Bamboo River)
Gekko
41 Boats on a cloudy day
Koson
42 Sarusawa Pond in snow
Yamagishi Kazue
43 Evening glow on the bay
Yoshimune (Arai) (1873-1945)
44 Birds gathering in the crape myrtle
Toshi Yoshida

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