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KYWS-803／Patch／Dragon And Tigers Screen
KYWS-803／Dragon and Tigers is the piece that represents Kano Sanraku. This piece is a set of two paper screens. Tigers are drawn on the left screen, glaring from the bamboo grove at a fearsome dragon on the right screen. A leopard looking tiger is drawn because in the early 17th century, people thought leopards were female tiger.
KYWS-667A／A Set of 4 Roosters. Known to be the first farm animal in Japan, and believed to possess the power to ward off evil. During 4th to 7th century where mainly kept for time telling and cockfighting. Variety breeds were produced during 1603-1868. A set of 5 Rooster: Koe-yoshi, Jidori, Chabo, Tomaru and Go-ishi.
KYWS-767A／A set of 3 patches. Painter Oukyo Maruyama from Edo period drew many paintings of puppies. The white puppy, trying to scratch with his back leg, is Pochi. Brown coloured Koro jumps around and want the others to play. But black Kuma just rolls up and looks sleepy.
KYWS-098／A court lady serving the Emperor. She is wearing a 12-layerd kimono and have a beautiful long flowing black hair. *"Rakuchu rakugai-zu" (Scenes / Views in and around Kyoto), captures Kyoto when it was the capital. Painted on six-panel folding screens from a bird's eye view. It dates back to 1530. The detailed paintings captures Kyoto's famous places, like the Imperial Palace, temples and shrines, warrior residences, shops as well as 3,000 towns people from all walks of life.
KYWS-094／Patch／Farmer and Cow
KYWS-089／A happy court noble in a flashy garment with gold thread woven in red kimono. Court noble wearing "Kariginu" (casual nobles wear) and a headdress. he seems in a jaunty mood. Nobles in Heian period served the emperor.
KYWS-073／Patch／Beggar & Landlady
KYWS-073／A beggar on a straw mat speaking to passerby and a landlady who is kind enough to bring porridge to a beggar.
KYWS-069／Patch／Gagaku (Japanese Court Music)
KYWS-069／"Gagaku", is said to be the oldest form of orchestra Japan. It came into Japan from China and Korean and prospered in the Nara period. The essential instruments of "Gagaku" are three winds, three drums and two strings.
KYWS-068／A man selling turnips in wooden pails slung from a pole.
KYWS-054／Patch／Retirement and attendance
KYWS-054／A wealthy old man wearing fancy clothings and his servant waving a fan to cool him down on a hot summer day.
KYWS-049／Towns people who enjoy catching sweet fish in the Kamogawa river.The best fish to catch are "Ayu" a small river trout that is amongst Japanese people's favorite fish.
KYWS-039／Patch／Tourou-yama of Gion Festival
KYWS-039／A float for Gion Festival. Dating back to the Nanboku-chosen period (1336-1392).
KYWS-037／Patch／Gion Matsuri Demon Warrior
KYWS-037／A child in warrior armor who manage the security of the Gion Festival floats procession.
KYWS-035／Wealthy men wearing a thick sleeved kimono. He spend money like water in the red-light district. With a hint of shame, he hides his face with a fan.
KYWS-032／An express messenger with blue horizontal stripes, who can run miles a day.
Messengers ran long distances to deliver precious documents and parcels for the government. Some were able to run 140 km in one day.
KYWS-027／A nursemaid carrys a small boy on her back. Many women carrying small childrens can be found in the "Rakuchu rakugai-zu" paper screen painting.
Children have different hairstyles depending on their age and their sex.
KYWS-024／Patch／Lady & servant
KYWS-024／A servant putting an umbrella up for a well off lady, who is also a guard. "A servant shading her lady from the sun. Servants also had a role as a body guard. Ladies hid their face with a veil when going out. Single women in the painting are often draw with a red kimono.
KYWS-021／"Kazuki" is a veil used for noble women to cover heads with for hiding faces. Young unmarried women are often drawn in red kimonos. "Noble ladies outside their residence, hid their face with a veil. Young women in the painting wearing a red kimono is likely to be single.
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