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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

Oh, That's Cold: Lamprey from Suwa in Shinano Province

Description: A woman seated with her hands to her mouth looks out at a landscape with four men working. Her kimono is patterned with flowers and leaves. In the upper right of the piece is some Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Owari Province

Description: A woman in a patterned kimono is in front of a scene of two people building a fire. In the upper right corner of the artwork is some Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

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

Puffy-Faced with Distress: Mackerel of Noto Province

Description: A woman in a patterned kimono leans on a plaid fabric covered structure. She appears unhappy and her face leans on one hand. Behind her is a scene of men working and insets in the upper right of the print contain Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Item Type: Artwork

Sagami Province

Description: A woman wearing a kimono looks at herself with the aid of two mirrors. Behind her is a scene of men fishing. Insets in the print contain Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Sea Bream from Awaji Province

Description: A woman wearing a polka-dotted kimono rests her head on her hand and gazes into the distance. Behind her is a scene of men pulling many fish from the sea. Insets include Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Item Type: Artwork

Sleepy: Salamanders from Izu Province

Description: A woman rests her head on her hand and appears to be sleeping. Her kimono is brown and striped. A scene on the wall behind her is of some men in the landscape who appear to be climbing a mountain. Some Japanese text is also part of the woodblock print.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

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

Tokiwa Gozen

Description: Japanese text in the uppermost portion of the print while below, inside a circle, a woman is surrounded by several red flowers.
Date: 1843~
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Item Type: Artwork

Wanting to Be Independent: Cloth from Echigo Province

Description: Woman looking into a hand-held mirror and dabbing at her forehead is the main portion of the composition. Her kimono consists of two colors and patterns, one pale purple and the collar red. A landscape scene is behind the woman with people toting bushels of straw and others working in the water.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Wanting to Get Away Quickly: Shimôsa Province

Description: A woman appears to be scared of a dragon that looks to be made of cloth. Behind the woman is a landscape scene and in the upper corner of the print is some Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshiiku
Item Type: Artwork