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    TAKEJI ASANO

    Drizzling Rain in Ukimido by Takeji Asano, 1953

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    Torii Kiyonaga (Japanese, 1752–1815). The Love Letter, late 18th century. Edo period (1615–1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1920 (JP1210)

    Kasamatsu Shiro - Spring Night at Ginza

    The Actor Nakamura Tomijuro as a Woman Wearing a Ippitsusai Bunchō (Japanese, active 1760–1794). Red Cape, ca. 1772. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1925 (JP1460)

    Helen Hyde--Blossom time in Tokyo, 1914

    Girl and Lover in Snow, early 19th century, by Koikawa Harumasa (Japanese, active 1800–1820). Edo period (1615–1868) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

    Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785). Young Lady in Summer Attire, ca. 1748. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Harris Brisbane Dick Fund and Rogers Fund, 1949 (JP3109)

    Ishikawa Toyonobu (Japanese, 1711–1785). Summer Willow in the Breeze, ca. 1748. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911 (JP691)

    Matchbox label from Japan, 1910

    Katsukawa Shunshō (Japanese, 1726–1792). The Actors Ichimura Uzaemon IX in the Role of Ko-kakeyama and O-tani Hiroji III in the Role of Kōga Saburō, ca. 1771. Japan The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918 (JP437) | The devil Ko-kakeyama (the evil spirit of Wakasa no Zenji Yasumura) holds a scroll in his mouth and a hammer in his hand and wears a crown of three flaming candles on his head.

    Japanese Turnips.

    Ray Morimura - Ueno Asakusa

    Suzuki Kiitsu (Japanese, 1796–1858). Poppies, mid-19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fishbein-Bender Collection, Gift of T. Richard Fishbein and Estelle P. Bender, 2012 (2012.522.3) | Emerging from clusters of deep-green ridged leaves, the elongated vertical stems topped by bursts of white and red remind viewers of a stroll in a garden on a summer’s day.

    Ohara Koson (1877-1945), 1910s, Two Gallinules in shallow water between reeds.

    Woman Spinning Silk Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: dated 1790 Culture: Japan Medium: Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk

    Karukaya, Japan's first illustrated book, circa 1400 2

    Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792). The First Nakamura Tomijuro as a Woman Dancing in a Shosa Act, ca. 1777. Edo period (1615–1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918 (JP381) #dance

    Shinsui Ito, "Tears for a Lover".

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