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New Year's Card: Sacred Rocks

Description: In this horizontally oriented postcard two rock formations are joined by a bridge. Atop the larger formation on the left side of the postcard is a gate. A red stamp is in the upper right corner of the postcard as well as some Japanese text.
Date: 1920/1930~
Item Type: Postcard

New Year's Card: Silhouetted Woman under Lanterns

Description: A woman in modern dress and hat holds a mask and stands underneath three lanterns. A stark black silhouette is behind the woman. Her dress is yellow, orange, blue and light green stripes on the skirt and decorated with flowers at the waist.
Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo
Item Type: Postcard

New Year's Card: Women with Silhouetted Man in Top Hat

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts two women in clothing stylish in the 1920s. In the lower right hand corner is a silhouette of a man in a top hat. The shadows of the women are sharply delineated behind them. There is some Japanese text in the upper right hand corner of the postcard.
Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Item Type: Postcard

Spring Festival at the Onsen

Description: A formal celebration is depicted in pink, gold, gray and black. The ground of the postcard is blue gray. Some Japanese text is in an inset on the monument. The scene is at an angle on the card and the picture is partially visible as well.
Date: 1920/1930~
Item Type: Postcard

Couple with Umbrella Behind Tree

Description: A large tree trunk figures prominently in the composition and a couple behind the tree are underneath an umbrella. The colors of the postcard are muted and along the left hand edge is some Japanese text.
Date: 1909
Creator: Kaburaki Kiyokata
Item Type: Postcard

A Person Overhearing Secret Songs

Description: A figure playing a stringed instrument is in the background while a person hiding in the foreground listens. The style is angular with flat areas of color.
Date: 1907
Creator: Bokuchitei Kuronbo
Item Type: Postcard

Commemoration of the Victory of the Japanese Troops

Description: The vertically oriented postcard features a soldier on horseback carrying a flag in the foreground and the background insert includes a line of soldiers in outline and a portrait of a man and a woman in oval monochromatic insets.
Date: 1906
Creator: Sugiura Hisui
Item Type: Postcard

The Charge

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts in a monochromatic palette some soldiers fighting with one down, partially seen. There is some Japanese script in the upper portion in a heavy black font.
Date: 1905~
Creator: Wada Eisaku
Item Type: Postcard

Looking: Geisha

Description: A seated woman in front of a window holds a handkerchief and an open book is at her left elbow on the table.
Date: 1905
Creator: Nakazawa Hiromitsu
Item Type: Postcard

The Moon at Sodegaura in Shinagawa

Description: Six people canoe in the foreground with another boat in the middle ground and the background some landscape. A half-moon is visible in the sky. There is some Japanese text in the lower right hand corner of the postcard.
Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Item Type: Postcard

Women Reading a Book

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts, in the upper one-third, two women reading from a single book. The background of the postcard is an olive green and Japanese text has been written in black ink on the postcard.
Date: 1905~
Creator: Kaburaki Kiyokata
Item Type: Postcard

Haiku Poem by Buson (1716-1783)

Description: The poem is written in white text on the top and left edges of the postcard. The top two-thirds of the vertically oriented postcard contains a depiction of a standing rat wearing a robe and holding a sword under his arm.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Item Type: Postcard

Haiku Poem by Issa (1763-1827)

Description: The top half of the postcard contains a depiction of a person on their knees with a wide-eyed expression and shoes on their hands. The poem is written along the bottom edge of the picture and the right edge of the postcard. The bottom half is empty.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Item Type: Postcard

Haiku Poem by Onitsura (1660-1738)

Description: The postcard depicts a woman raising her veil to look at the flower blossoms on the trees. The sky is a dark blue and the bottom half of the postcard is blank.
Date: 1900~
Creator: Saitô Shôshû
Item Type: Postcard

Abalone Fishing in Kazusa Province: Wanting to Eavesdrop

Description: A woman in an elaborately decorated kimono is seated in the foreground. A seascape with a fisherman is seen behind the woman. On the right side of the artwork are several insets with Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Desiring the Favor of an Answer; Mino Province

Description: A woman is prominent in the foreground. She wears a red patterned kimono and a white loose head scarf. Insets with Japanese text are on both sides of the artwork. Behind her is a seascape and landscape with two men.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshiiku
Item Type: Artwork

Hôki Province

Description: A woman in a green cloak looks back over her right shoulder. She wears a loose white scarf and a landscape is beyond.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork