十年の汗を道後の温泉に洗へ junen no ase o Dogo no yu ni arae Ten year’s sweat washed away back at Dogo Onsen -Shiki Art by Mizuno Toshikata, Visiting an Onsen – 湯河の里 –
The Ferry at Haneda and the Benten Shrine, Tama river
A masked Noh actor performs the role of the robber Kumasaka no Chohan – a scarf tied round his head and carrying a long pike – who was killed in 1174 when his band unwisely attacked the young Minamoto no Yoshitsune at Akasaka. There is no moon visible in the print, and the title reminds…
紫陽花や壁のくづれをしぶく雨 ajisai ya kabe no kuzure o shibuku ame hydrangeas — rain splashing upon the crumbling walls -Shiki Art by Sakai Hoitsu
古池やさかさに浮かふ蝉のから furuike ya sakasa ni ukabu semi no kara an old pond- floating upside down a cicada’s shell -Shiki Art by Kangyoku
Did you know that in Japan there are train wagons only for women? I didn’t and was quite surprised to wait and travel with it!
Fudō Falls in Ōji( 1857)
Koi (鯉]) or more specifically nishikigoi (錦鯉 , literally “brocaded carp”), are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp (Cyprinus carpio) that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Some of the major colors are white, black, red, yellow, blue, and cream….
夏草や兵どもが夢の跡 松尾芭蕉 natsukusa ya tsuwamonodomo ga yume no ato The summer grasses Of brave soldiers’ dreams The aftermath. – Bashō Art by Kuniyoshi, Rokusuke Samurai
Akazome Emon (956-1041 AD) was a celebrated woman poet at the Heian court. She served in the household of Fujiwara no Michinaga, the prime minister of the day, and father-in-law of several emperors, and she is considered to have been the main author of the Eiga Monogatari, the Fujiwara family history. Here she is portrayed…
Nihonbashi River, Yoroi ferry (1857)