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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

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~

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

Wanting to Wear This: Hida Province

Description: A woman in a brown flowered and blue and black striped kimono leans forward while holding folded fabric. Behind her is a scene of men with a fishing net between two boats in the water. Japanese text is included in small insets in the composition of the print.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshi-jo

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