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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

Accounting

Description: An grounded airplane is depicted in the monochromatic postcard.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard

Accounting

Description: The monochromatic postcard includes a depiction of an airplane in the air. There is some Japanese text along the bottom edge.
Date: unknown
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

Cherry Blossoms at the Kiyomizu-do in Ueno

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a tree in the foreground and a red pagoda style building in the background. Some Japanese text in black ink is in the lower portion of the postcard.
Date: unknown
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu
Item Type: Postcard

Chûjô-hime

Description: A roundel in the center features a woman in a highly patterned kimono holding two pieces of a vegetable. A lotus blossom is featured on the roundel. In the uppermost portion of the piece is a rectangular inset with Japanese text and double row of cloud formations. A large leaf extends below and from underneath the roundel on the lower right side. A narrow band on the right side of the artwork graduates from yellow to blue and also includes Japanese text.
Date: 1843~
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Item Type: Artwork

Commemoration of Launch of New Regatta Boat

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts an aerial view of a boat and its team of rowers. Inside a depiction of a life saver ring and along the lower edge is some Japanese text.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sato Hakubunsha
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

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

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

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

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

Iga Province

Description: A woman in a heavy striped cloak and a blue scarf looks over her left shoulder. Behind her is a landscape with several people toting parcels and bundles. In the background there is a cityscape silhouette and two people at the left edge of the print. Japanese text is in the insets in the upper right portion of the print.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Illuminated Sign "Bayer Aspirin" in Central Osaka

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a neon Bayer Aspirin sign above a building with a silhouette of people below. The sky is dark and the only illumination is the sign and the interior of the building. A few stars twinkle in the sky and some Japanese text runs along the bottom.
Date: 1920/1930~
Item Type: Postcard

A Little Annoyed: Tango Province

Description: A woman in a striped kimono is in the foreground with a window behind her. Past the window is a landscape and a man. Several insets contain Japanese text. The background is a rich blue.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Item Type: Artwork

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

New Year's Card: Card Game

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts an aerial view of a woman in a kimono playing a card game. She is seated and her opponent is partially seen in silhouette. The ground of the card is a pale blue. There is some Japanese text in red in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. The woman's kimono includes the card suits, spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds.
Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Item Type: Postcard

New Year's Card: Dancing Couple

Description: A couple dances in this vertically oriented postcard. The woman is wearing a kimono and the man seen behind her is in black. The style of the rendering is reminiscent of Art Deco. Some Japanese text is in the lower right corner of the postcard. The ground of the card is a light blue.
Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo
Item Type: Postcard