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Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864), Under the Eaves of Tamamizu: Spring Rain from the series A Contest of Beauties 1818–30. Color woodblock print; 22 ½ x 16 inches. Courtesy Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.

Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864), Under the Eaves of Tamamizu: Spring Rain from the series A Contest of Beauties 1818–30. Color woodblock print; 22 ½ x 16 inches. Courtesy Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.

Crow eating a Persimmon - Ohara Koson  --1910 -- Japan --Shin-Hanga style  -- woodblock print on paper

Crow eating a Persimmon - Ohara Koson --1910 -- Japan --Shin-Hanga style -- woodblock print on paper

Utagawa Kunisada I and his school   Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Utagawa Kunisada I and his school Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Three crows against a rising sun, Kubo Shunman, Japan, Edo period, mid 1800's, wood block print, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2373) #themet

Three crows against a rising sun, Kubo Shunman, Japan, Edo period, mid 1800's, wood block print, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2373) #themet

Totoya Hokkei, Three Crows against the Rising Sun, from the series Three Sheets (Mihira no uchi), 1810s.

Totoya Hokkei, Three Crows against the Rising Sun, from the series Three Sheets (Mihira no uchi), 1810s.

Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.

Have you ever seen real samurai swords? They are reallly really cool and beautiful! Katana or nihonto (Japanese name of samurai sword), is known throughout the world for its beauty and sharpness. You can see the artistically decorated scabbard, and also the wave pattern of the blade called hamon, which are the characteristics of katana.

thekimonogallery:  Folktale ukiyo-e woodblock print depicting Kesa, wife of Watanabe dressing her long hair in preparation for death.  Circa about 1840’s, Japan.  Artist Utagawa Kunisada

thekimonogallery: Folktale ukiyo-e woodblock print depicting Kesa, wife of Watanabe dressing her long hair in preparation for death. Circa about 1840’s, Japan. Artist Utagawa Kunisada

The Third Azuma Tozo as a Woman in a Black Kimono  Katsukawa Shunshô  (Japanese, 1726–1792)  Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: probably 1782 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper

The Third Azuma Tozo as a Woman in a Black Kimono Katsukawa Shunshô (Japanese, 1726–1792) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: probably 1782 Culture: Japan Medium: Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper