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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.
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Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu

Sayohime

Description: A woman looking out to sea inside a heart shape is the focal point of this postcard.
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Date: 1905
Creator: Japanese Postcard Association

Sojo Henjo and Ono no Komachi

Description: The vertically oriented postcard depicts a seated man and woman who is covering her mouth with her kimono.
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Date: 1905
Creator: Tomioka Eisen

Soldier in a Parody of Benkei

Description: This vertically oriented postcard depicts a soldier shoveling. Weapons and tools are on his back and his facial expression is fierce and angry. The ground of the card is a tan with no background setting indicated.
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Date: 1905
Creator: Asai Chu

Tokiwa

Description: The vertically oriented postcard includes a huddle of three people in the lower right and the space allotted for a message has been used. A short holiday greeting and address change are the content of the message written in ink on the postcard.
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Date: 1905
Creator: Tomioka Eisen

Tokiwa Gozen

Description: The vertically oriented postcard features a group of three people in the lower right corner and an area free of illustration for writing.
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Date: 1905
Creator: Tomioka Eisen

Two Women Enjoying a Summer Evening

Description: Two women wearing soft head coverings are looking to their right while a small cage hangs behind their right shoulders. The wind appears to be blowing and the woman in the foreground holds a decorated fan.
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Date: 1905~
Creator: Uemura Shoen

The West: Sparrows in the Park in Paris

Description: A woman and two young boys watch the small birds on the ground in front of them. The tones of the postcard are brown with some green and blue muted tones included. The brush strokes are washy and loose.
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Date: 1905~
Creator: Nakamura Fusetsu

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.
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Date: 1905~
Creator: Kaburaki Kiyokata

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.
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Date: 1906
Creator: Sugiura Hisui

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.
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Date: 1907
Creator: Bokuchitei Kuronbo

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.
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Date: 1909
Creator: Kaburaki Kiyokata

A Peaceful Small Heaven

Description: On a green ground and behind a lattice a rooster and a black hen sit.
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Date: 1909
Creator: Bokuchitei Kuronbo

The First Trip

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Date: 1910
Creator: Takehisa Yumeji

New Year's Card with Characters Fuku and Ju

Description: The horizontal oriented postcard is decorated with a English salutation of Happy New Year as well as a Japanese greeting. The design of the card is reminiscent of Art Nouveau.
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Date: 1911

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.
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Date: 1920/1930~

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.
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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo

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.
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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo

New Year's Card: Going to Shimonoseki

Description: A man and woman are seen from behind while the man carries many packages. The woman walks in front of him and she wears a black and white striped stole, a red hat and a green coat with fur trim. There is some red Japanese text in the lower left corner of the postcard and in the upper left an inset with blue Japanese text.
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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: S. Riyo

New Year's Card: Modern Woman Arranging her Hair in Front of Mirror

Description: A woman dressed in a kimono arranges her hair in front of a mirror. There is some Japanese text in the upper right corner of the postcard. The woman's kimono has a modern geometric design on it.
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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo

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.
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Date: 1920/1930~

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.
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Date: 1920/1930~
Creator: Atsuo