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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

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

Wanting to Sober Up Quickly: Buzen Province

Description: A woman in a blue striped and flowered kimono is in the foreground. Behind her is a scene of people working yarns. In the upper right corner of the print is some Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshiiku
Item Type: Artwork

Wanting to Try It On Right Away: Fungus from Kumano in Kii Province

Description: A woman in a red kimono and a blue robe dominates the foreground of the print while in a scene behind her is a man climbing a mountain. The woman's hair is in an elaborate style with two long picks with sculpted handles. In an inset in the upper right corner of the print is some Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

Wanting to Warm It: Daikon Radishes from Higo Province

Description: A woman wearing a dark striped kimono has her back to the viewer and she appears to be stamping something. In the scene in the distance, several men are engaged in an activity. Japanese text is included in several insets along the right hand side of the print.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi & Utagawa Yoshitori-jo
Item Type: Artwork

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
Item Type: Artwork

Yamashiro Province

Description: A woman wearing a highly patterned kimono looks out a window or door at a man climbing a tree. There are several insets with Japanese text.
Date: 1852
Creator: Utagawa Kuniyoshi
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