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.

"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."

Armoured samurai with sword and dagger.

Armoured samurai with sword and dagger.

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

Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp Fight Underwater, 1835. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 15 x 10 5/16 in. (38.1 x 26.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace, 1999.139.1

Oniwakamaru and the Giant Carp Fight Underwater, 1835. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, 15 x 10 5/16 in. (38.1 x 26.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace in memory of her husband, Dr. Stanley L. Wallace, 1999.139.1

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.

Moon and Wildflower in Autumn Satake Eikai

Moon and Wildflower in Autumn Satake Eikai

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"

An ancient Japanese highway.

An ancient Japanese highway.

Machiya in Nihonbashi in Edo period

Machiya in Nihonbashi in Edo period

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