Scrolls and paintings from Edo Japan

During the Edo period in Japanese history, the nation has closed its doors to foreign trade and was ruled by the Tokugawa shoguns, from 1603 to 1868.
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Ito Jakuchu's "Two Gibbons Reaching for the Moon," a hanging scroll crafted circa 1770.

Ito Jakuchu's "Two Gibbons Reaching for the Moon," a hanging scroll crafted circa 1770.

Kagesue, Takatsuna and Shigetada crossing the Uji river

Kagesue, Takatsuna and Shigetada crossing the Uji river

A demonstration of the Elekiter from an old Japanese book. Book is from 18th-century Japan, so is in the public domain. There are several wires linked to a test subject.

A demonstration of the Elekiter from an old Japanese book. Book is from 18th-century Japan, so is in the public domain. There are several wires linked to a test subject.

16th-17th century Japanese painting, reproduction in Arnold Toynbee, "A study of history"

16th-17th century Japanese painting, reproduction in Arnold Toynbee, "A study of history"

Edo Meisyo Hanji-mono, by Utagawa Shigenobu (19th century).

Edo Meisyo Hanji-mono, by Utagawa Shigenobu (19th century).

Courtesans Strolling Beneath Cherry Trees Before the Daikokuya Teahouse, probably 1789. Woodblock print, color on paper, 15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (39.1 x 26.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Charles A. Brandon, by exchange; purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Danziger, Joan Easton, Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr., George S. Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kingdon, Klaus F. Naumann, Robert Rosenkranz, and Mr. and Mrs. David Young and Asian Art Acquisition Fund, 1995.137a-c

Courtesans Strolling Beneath Cherry Trees Before the Daikokuya Teahouse, probably 1789. Woodblock print, color on paper, 15 3/8 x 10 3/8 in. (39.1 x 26.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Charles A. Brandon, by exchange; purchased with funds given by Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Danziger, Joan Easton, Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr., George S. Friedman, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kingdon, Klaus F. Naumann, Robert Rosenkranz, and Mr. and Mrs. David Young and Asian Art Acquisition Fund, 1995.137a-c

"The zodiacal sign of inu dog is represented by Hata Rokurozaemon a famous warrior. He carries the characteristic seven weapons including swords. He is accompanied by his faithful white dog."

"The zodiacal sign of inu dog is represented by Hata Rokurozaemon a famous warrior. He carries the characteristic seven weapons including swords. He is accompanied by his faithful white dog."

The rich carriage of Taikōsama (court) lady-in-waiting". Lach & van Kleyn express their doubt about the "authenticity" of the scene depicted by the Dutch artist: both the appearance of the carriage itself, and the fact that a Dutchman would even be allowed to look at the court lady and sketch a picture of her.

The rich carriage of Taikōsama (court) lady-in-waiting". Lach & van Kleyn express their doubt about the "authenticity" of the scene depicted by the Dutch artist: both the appearance of the carriage itself, and the fact that a Dutchman would even be allowed to look at the court lady and sketch a picture of her.

Machiya in Nihonbashi in Edo period

Machiya in Nihonbashi in Edo period

Moon and Wildflower in Autumn Satake Eikai

Moon and Wildflower in Autumn Satake Eikai

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