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12/28/2017

Edo Meibutsu

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Edo Meibutsu 江戸名物 Specialities of Edo - Index -
meisanhin 名産品




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Many words come with EDO at the beginning - here is a growing list.
Ooedo 大江戸 Oedo, "Great Edo" is another keyword.

. Edo, The City That Became Tokyo .
An Illustrated History - Akira Naito

. The Edo Clan of the Musashi Taira 武蔵江戸氏 Musashi Edo-Shi .
江戸太郎重長 Edo Taro Shigenaga (? around 1180)

. Edo o shoshite Tokyo to nasu 江戸を称して東京と為す .
- The End of Edo - September 3rd, 1868 : Imperial Edict Renaming Edo to Tōkyō.

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Edo is an inland state in Western Nigeria. Benin Edo or Bini.
Edo-Khel, a Pashtun tribe of southeastern Afghanistan

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. Edo - 40 Traditional Crafts of Tokyo - Introduction .
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. Edo Bekko 江戸鼈甲 Tortoiseshell Products.
. Edo Fude 江戸筆 Handmade Calligraphy Brushes .
. Edo Garasu 江戸硝子 Edo Glassware .
. Edo Hake 江戸刷毛 Edo Brushes .
. Edo Hyogu 江戸表具 scroll mounting .
. Edo Ishogi Ningyo 江戸衣裳着人形 Costumed Dolls .
. Edo Karakami 江戸からかみ Hand-Made Patterned Paper .
. Edo Katchu 江戸甲冑 Warrior Armor from Edo .
. Edo kimekomi ningyoo 江戸木目込人形 kimekomi dolls from Edo .
. Edo Kiriko 江戸切子 Cut Glassware .
. Edo Moku-Chokoku 江戸木彫刻 Wood Sculptures .
. Edo Moku-Hanga 江戸木版画 Woodblock Prints .
. Edo Oshi-e Hagoita 江戸押絵羽子板 Battledore, Shuttlecock .
. Edo Sarasa 江戸更紗 Printed Silk Calico .
. Edo Sashimono 江戸指物 Wood Joinery .
. Edo shikki 江戸漆器 Edo laquerware .
. Edo Shishu 江戸刺繍 Embroidery .
. Edo Sudare 江戸簾 Slatted Blinds .
. Edo Tegaki Chochin (Hand-Painted Paper Lanterns) 江戸手描提灯
. Edo Tsumami-Kanzashi 江戸つまみ簪 Ornamental Hairpins .
. Edo Wazao (Bamboo Fishing Rods) 江戸和竿 .
. Edo Zooge 江戸象牙 Edo Zoge, Ivory Carvings


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. Edo Bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government and Administration .

Edobarai, Edo tokorobarai 江戸払い banishment from Edo (EG188)

. Edobina, Edo-bina 江戸雛 Hina dolls, Edo style .

. Edo Culture: Daily Life and Diversions in Urban Japan, 1600-1868 .
book by Nishiyama Matsunosuke, tr. ‎Gerald Groemer - 1997

. Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inro .

. Edo Daruma 江戸だるま 江戸達磨 papermachee dolls .

Edo deetabeesu データベース Illustrated Database of Edo
source : library.metro.tokyo.jp/portals

. Edo Fuuzoku Ningyoo 江戸風俗人形 Edo Fuzoku Dolls .

. Edogawa 江戸川 river Edogawa . (BF)

. Edo Gokaidoo 江戸五街道 Five Kaido routes starting from Nihonbashi .
- - - Edo Itsu Kuchi  江戸五口 five entrance gates to/from Edo castle

. Edo gaidobukku 江戸のガイドブック Guidebooks for Edo .
江戸ウォーキング (大人の遠足ブック) Edo Walking - Excursions for Grown-Ups
ensoku 遠足 excursion, day trips and guidebooks for Edo

. Edo haikai 江戸俳諧 Edo Haiku Meetings .

. Edo hyaku nezu 江戸百鼠 100 shades of gray/grey color .

Edo jidai 江戸時代 the Edo period

. Edo joo 江戸城 Edo-Jo, Edo Castle .

Edo jooruri 江戸浄瑠璃 (EG)
. jooruri 浄瑠璃 narration and 文楽 bunraku puppet theater .

. Edo juuhachi daitsuu 十八大通 eighteen big spenders of Edo .

Edo kaijoo 江戸開城 Edo Kaijo - The Fall of Edo (wiki)

. Edokko 江戸っ子 lit. "child of Edo" , born in Edo .

. Edo komon 江戸小紋 Small Edo Patterns .

Edomachi 江戸町 Edo district, in other towns, like Kobe and Nagasaki

. Edo machibugyoo 江戸町奉行 governor of Edo .
- - - - - 江戸の名奉行 Famous Bugyo from Edo

- - - - - Edomae, Edo-mae 江戸前 "in front of Edo" - food from Tokyo Bay
. Edomae Sushi (Edomaezushi) 江戸前寿司 .

. Edomae tenpura 江戸前天ぷら Edo-mae Tempura, .


. Edo Meisho Zue 江戸名所図会, “Guide to famous Edo sites” .
and
Edo Meisho Hanagoyomi 江戸名所花暦 Flower Calendar of Famous Places in Edo

. Edo mingei  江戸民芸 folk art and craft from Edo .
. Edo anesama 江戸姉様 "elder sister" dolls from Edo .
. Edo gangu 江戸玩具 Edo Toys and the Color Red
. Edo koma, Edo-koma 江戸独楽 spinning top from Edo / Tokyo .
. Edo kaku, tako 凧 kites of Edo - 江戸奴凧
. Edo no engimono 江戸の縁起物 Good Luck Charms of Edo
. Patterns of the Edo Period .


Edo murasaki 江戸紫 purple of Edo (EG387)
. Colors of Japan #745399 purple .

Edo namari 江戸訛り dialect of Edo (EG300)
. namari なまり、訛 dialect, local speach .

. Edo Nana Fushigi 江戸七不思議 The Seven Wonders of Edo  . - tba -


Edo no Idenshi 江戸の遺伝子 The Edo Inheritance (2009)
book by Tokugawa Tsunenari
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. Edo no Izakaya 江戸の居酒屋 drinking shops in Edo .

Edo no kagaku 江戸の科学 - Natural Science of the Edo period
江戸時代の科学や技術を紹介します。
- source : gakken.co.jp/kagakusouken -

. Edo no susume 謎解き!江戸のススメ - BS-TBS .

. Edo no taika 江戸の大火 "Great Fires of Edo" .


. Edo Roku Jizo 江戸六地蔵 The Six Jizō Bosatsu of Edo .


. Edo Saijiki 江戸歳時記 - The Four Seasons in Edo .

. Edo Sengen sai 江戸浅間祭 Sengen festival in Edo .
at the Fuji Asama Sengen Shrine in Asakusa - 浅草の富士浅間神社

Edo senke 江戸千家 the Sen family of Edo Tea masters (EG 509)
. Senke 千家 Sen family of Tea masters .

. Edo shigusa 江戸しぐさ the manners of Edo .

. Edo shishuku 江戸四宿 four postal stations out of of Edo . (EG45)
Edo Gokaidoo 江戸五街道 Edo Gokaido, Gokaidō - Edo Five Ruotes
Five Kaido starting at Nihonbashi, Edo

. Edo shokunin 江戸の職人 the craftsmen of Edo .

Edo-Tokyo Museum - 1-4-1 Yokoami, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
- source : www.edo-tokyo-museum.or.jp
..... Tokyo Digital Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography / MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO
- source : digitalmuseum.rekibun.or.jp -


.Edo uchiwa 江戸団扇 handfan made in Edo .

Edo uta 江戸唄 song of Edo (EG)

Edowan, Edo wan 江戸湾 #Edo bay", Tokyo bay 近世の東京湾 (wiki)

. Edo wazurai 江戸煩ひ/江戸煩い/江戸患い the "Edo disease" - beriberi . (EG590)

Edo yakusha 江戸役者 actor from Edo (EG502)
. Kabuki theaters in Edo .

. Edo yasai 江戸伝統野菜 Vegetables of Edo .

. Edo Yatai 江戸屋台 portable food stalls in Edo .

. Edo yuuzen 江戸友禅 Yuzen - Kimono dyeing from Edo .

Edoza 江戸座 Edo theater (EG)
. Edo Sanza 江戸三座 three famous Kabuki theaters .

Edozuma 江戸妻 Edo roof formation (EG390)
. yane 屋根 Japanese roofs - Introduction .
kirizuma-zukuri 切妻造

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. Tokyo Daibutsu 東京大仏 Great Buddha of Tokyo .
Joorenji 乗蓮寺 Joren-Ji - Itabashi

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江戸店 (EG230) stores in Edo

江戸町監 (EG472)
Edomachi kaisho 江戸町会所 - Introduced by Matsudaira Sadanobu in 1797

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- Check this ABC list for more keywords about Edo -

- AAA - / - BBB - / - CCC - / - DDD - / - EEE -

- FFF - / - GGG - / - HHH - / - I I I - / - JJJ -

- KK KK - / - LLL - / - MMM - / - NNN - / - OOO -

- PPP - / - QQQ - / - RRR - / - SSS - / - TTT -

- UUU - / - VVV - / - WWW - / - XXX - / - YYY - / - ZZZ -

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Cultural Keywords of the Edo period - used by
. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 - Archives of the WKD .


. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu in Edo .


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10/06/2016

Edo Anthology Book

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An Edo Anthology:
Literature from Japan’s Mega-City, 1750-1850
Editor: Jones, Sumie; Watanabe, Kenji
University of Hawaii Press



During the eighteenth century, Edo (today’s Tokyo) became the world’s largest city, quickly surpassing London and Paris. Its rapidly expanding population and flourishing economy encouraged the development of a thriving popular culture. Innovative and ambitious young authors and artists soon began to look beyond the established categories of poetry, drama, and prose, banding together to invent completely new literary forms that focused on the fun and charm of Edo. Their writings were sometimes witty, wild, and bawdy, and other times sensitive, wise, and polished. Now some of these high spirited works, celebrating the rapid changes, extraordinary events, and scandalous news of the day, have been collected in an accessible volume highlighting the city life of Edo.

Edo’s urban consumers
demanded visual presentations and performances in all genres. Novelties such as books with text and art on the same page were highly sought after, as were kabuki plays and the polychrome prints that often shared the same themes, characters, and even jokes. Popular interest in sex and entertainment focused attention on the theatre district and “pleasure quarters,” which became the chief backdrops for the literature and arts of the period. Gesaku, or “playful writing,” invented in the mid-eighteenth century, satirized the government and samurai behavior while parodying the classics. These entertaining new styles bred genres that appealed to the masses.
Among the bestsellers were lengthy serialized heroic epics, revenge dramas, ghost and monster stories, romantic melodramas, and comedies that featured common folk.
source : www.uhpress.hawaii.edu


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- source : Kinokuniya Webstore -



Some of the translations presented here are the first available in English and many are based on first editions.

Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction: The Production and Consumption of Literature in a Flourishing Metropolis
Notes for the Reader

I Playboys, Prostitutes, and Lovers
Seki the Night Hawk, 1753
Yamaoka Matsuake / Robert Campbell

"A Lousy Journey of Love: Two Sweethearts Won't Back Down" 1783
Hiraga Gennai / Timon Screech

At a Fork on the Road to Hiring a Hooker, 1798 (Sara Langer, Trans)
Umebori Kokuga

Intimations of Spring: The Plum Calendar, 1832-1833.
Illustrated by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Yanagawa Jusan (Shigenobu II)
Tamenaga Shunsui / Valerie L. Durham


II Ghosts, Monsters, and Deities
One Hundred Monsters in Edo of Our Time, 1758
Baba Bunko / William J. Farge

Rootless Grass, 1763, 1769
Hiraga Gennai /David Sitkin

Thousand Arms of Goddess, Julienned: The Secret Recipe of Our Handmade Soup Stock,
1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu -- (Santo Kyoden)
Shiba Zenko /Adam L. Kern

The Monster Takes a Bride, 1807. Illustrated by Katsukawa Shun'ei
Jippensha Ikku /Adam Kern

Epic Yotsuya Ghost Tale, 1825
Tsuruya Nanboku IV / Faith Bach


III Heroes, Rogues, and Fools
Playboy, Grilled Edo Style, 1785. Illustrated by Kitao Masanobu
Santo Kyoden / Sumie Jones

Osome and Hisamatsu: Their Amorous History---Read All About It!, 1813 219(28)
Tsuruya Nanboku IV / Sakurada Jisuke II / Caryn Callahan

Opening section from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan,
1814-1842. Illustrated chiefly by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Keisai Eisen
Kyokutei Bakin / Ellen Widmer

Funamushi episodes from The Tale of the Eight Dog Warriors of the Satomi Clan, 1814-1842.
Illustrated chiefly by Yanagawa Shigenobu and Keisai Eisen
Kyokutei Bakin / Valerie L. Durham

Eight Footloose Fools: A Flower Almanac, written in 1820, published in 1849.
Illustrated chiefly by Keisai Eisen, Utagawa Kuninao, and Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Ryutei Rijo / Dylan Mcgee / Christopher Robins

Benten the Thief, 1862
Kawatake Mokuami / Alan Cummings


IV City and Country Folks
Mr. Senryu's Barrel of Laughs, Edo Haikai Style, 1765-1838
Karai Senryu / Jason Webb

"The Housemaid's Ballad" and Other Poems, 1769
Domyaku Sensei /Andrew Markus - In the World of Men, Nothing But Lies, 1812. Illustrated by Utagawa Kuninao
Shikitei Sanba / Joel Cohn

The Floating World Barbershop, 1813-1814. Illustrated by Utagawa Kuninao
Shikitei Sanba /Charles Vilnis

Tales from the North, 1818
Tadano Makuzu / Bettina Gramlich-Oka


V Artists and Poets
On Farting, c. 1774, c. 1777
Hiraga Gennai / William F. Sibley

The "Peony Petals" Sequence, 1780
Yosa Buson / Takai Kito / Chris Drake

Peasants, Peddlers, And Paramours: Waka Selections
Roger K. Thomas

Icicle Teardrops and Butterfly Wings: Popular Love Songs
John Solt


VI Tourists and Onlookers
Comparisons of Cities-
(1) Anonymous,
"What They Think Good about Kyo and Edo,"
c. 1820,
(2) Shiba Kokan, "On Good and Bad Things about Kyo and Edo" (A Letter
to Yamaryo Kazuma), 1813, and
(3) Kimuro Boun, Tales of the Kyo I Have Seen, 1780
Timon Screech

Songs of the Northern Quarter, 1786
Ichikawa Kansai / Mark Borer

Outlandish Nonsense: Verses on Western Themes
Timon Screech

An Account of the Prosperity of Edo, 1832: "Urban Chivalry" and "Honjo District"
Terakado Seiken / Andrew Markus


Source Texts and Modern Editions
List of Contributors
Permissions
Index of Names
Subject Index


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. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - Interior Design - The Japanese Home .

. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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7/06/2016

inro pillbox

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. Edo shokunin 江戸の職人 Craftsmen of Edo .
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inroo, inrō 印籠 / 印篭 / いんろう Inro, pillbox, pill box, Pillenschachtel

A case for holding small objects, suspended from the belt. The Inro usually contained medicine. It was fixed on the belt with the help of a small figure on a strip, called

. Netsuke 根付 .
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source : tukubaskecth.tsukuba.ch

The famous inro of Mito Komon occupied by manekineko !

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The term inrō derives from the Sino-Japanese roots in (from Middle Chinese 'jin 印 "printed") and rō ( 籠 "cage"). Because traditional Japanese robes lacked pockets, objects were often carried by hanging them from the obi, or sash, in containers known as sagemono (a Japanese generic term for a hanging object attached to a sash). Most sagemono were created for specialized contents, such as tobacco, pipes, writing brush and ink, but the type known as inrō was suitable for carrying anything small.

Consisting of a stack of tiny, nested boxes, inrō were most commonly used to carry identity seals and medicine. The stack of boxes is held together by a cord that is laced through cord runners down one side, under the bottom, and up the opposite side. The ends of the cord are secured to a netsuke, a kind of toggle that is passed between the sash and pants and then hooked over the top of the sash to suspend the inrō. An ojime, or bead, is provided on the cords between the inrō and netsuke to hold the boxes together. This bead is slid down the two suspension cords to the top of the inrō to hold the stack together while the inrō is worn, and slid up to the netsuke when the boxes need to be unstacked to access their contents. Inrō were made of a variety of materials, including wood, ivory, bone, and lacquer. Lacquer was also used to decorate inro made of other materials.



Inrō, like the ojime and netsuke they were associated with, evolved over time from strictly utilitarian articles into objects of high art and immense craftsmanship.
- source : MORE in the wikipedia


. zooge 象牙 ivory, Elfenbein .

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The Edo samurai knew how to look sharp
‘The World of Edo Dandyism: From Swords to Inro”

at the Nezu Museum is a splendid collection of Edo Period (1603-1868) swords and sword accessories that includes blades, scabbards and metal fittings, as well as decorative sets of inrō (pill boxes) and netsuke (carved toggles). The exhibition looks back to a fascinating period of Edo history when prosperous samurai and merchants sought out the most stylish outfits and accessories that would establish them as refined men.
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The exhibition provides a glimpse of these unique characteristics of the Edo gentleman’s wardrobe. Visitors are first met with a dazzling display of swords, which is specially lit to allow close viewing of the blades’ fine metalwork, engraving and patterning.
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Another highlight of the exhibition is the collection of tsuba (sword guards), the metal fittings attached between hilts and sword blades to prevent the grip from slipping onto the blades.
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Perhaps the most famous accoutrements of the Edo gentleman, aside from his sword, were the inrō and netsuke. The inrō, a lacquered pill box small enough to fit into the palm of the hand, would be paired with a decorative netsuke toggle. On display at the exhibition is a beautiful 18th-century inrō stand that demands attention. A dizzying assortment of inrō hang from it, replicating how it would have originally looked in the gentleman’s home. Clearly the owner of this stand must have enjoyed displaying his prized inrō collection.
The spectacular inrō in this exhibition
include one by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) that depicts the Chinese tale of “Zhong Kui the Demon Queller,” who, according to legend, was so powerful that he was able to capture a demon. The inrō, which has Zhong Kui standing victorious on one side and the demon on its reverse, is enclosed in a case the shape of a cage. The bamboo bars of the cage are made of mother of pearl and the rest of it is lacquered to have the appearance of rusted iron. When inside the case, the demon on the inrō is seen trapped behind bars. The artist’s playful spirit, skill of execution and ability to illustrate the narrative in such a clever manner make this a remarkable piece. ...
- source : japantimes.co.jp/culture - Yoko Haruhara -


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Turtle-shell "Inro" pocket watch
Late Edo Period. Japanese-version of a portable compact watch in a casing resembling a pillbox.



The dial rotates to keep time. The case is made entirely of turtle shell and covered completely in lacquer. This splendid clock has a sundial and compass in the lid.
According to writing on the box, the clock belonged to Nariaki Tokugawa (whose posthumous name is Rekko) of the Mito domain.
(Machine height: 5.3 cm; width: 4.5 cm; thickness: 2.5 cm)
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inrooshi, inroo shi 印籠師 Inro maker


- reference : japanese-inro.jyuluck-do.com -

Inro were first used to store the
. inkan 印鑑 seal .
For medicine there were at least three different boxes to store different kinds of pills and drugs. To keep out moisture the aikuchi 合口 opening between two boxes had to be especially tight. This was one part of an Inro where the craftsman had to show his skill. The form of these boxes changed with time from simple containers to refined pieces of accessories for the rich.

Techniques used to decorate an Inro

chinkin 沈金 gold or silver inlay in scratch marks of laquer

. makie, maki-e 蒔絵 "sprinkled picture" .

nashiji, nashi ji 梨地 - Nashiji, also called Aventurine ...
The name nashiji is thought to have originated in the resemblance that the lacquer bears to the skin of a Japanese pear, 梨 nashi. ...
- source : global.britannica.com-


. raden 螺鈿 mother-of-pearl - inlay .


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source : torinakukoesu.cocolog-nifty.com


. Tôshûsai Sharaku 東洲斎写楽 (active 1794 - 1795).

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- - - long list of books about Inro and Netsuke
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ころもがへ印籠買ひに所化(しょげ)二人
koromogae inroo kai ni shoge futari
koromogae inroo kai ni shoke futari

For the new wardrobe
To buy a seal-case
Two monks have come!

Tr.Thomas McAuley

. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 in Edo .

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阿波踊腰の印籠地を擦れり
awa odori koshi no inro ji o kesuru

Awa Dance !
the pill box on his belt
rubs on the ground

Tr. Gabi Greve

Saitoo Inao 伊藤伊那男 Saito Inao (1949 - )



. WKD : 阿波踊り Awa odori dance .
- - kigo for autumn -
This is a special dance that originated in Tokushima (Shikoku) more than 400 years ago.
It is performed during the days of the Bon Festival (o-bon) in many parts of Japan nowadays. The Inro of many dancers have an extra-long string.

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印籠の蒔絵の金や夏羽織
inro no makie no kin ya natsubaori

gold decoration
on the lacquer of this Inro -
light summer robe


Nomura Kishuu 野村喜舟 Nomura Kishu (1886 - 1983)

. WKD : natsubaori 夏羽織 light summer coat.


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6/10/2016

geta wooden clogs

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. Edo shokunin 江戸の職人 Craftsmen of Edo .
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geta 下駄 ashida 足駄 Geta wooden clogs

. Geta 下駄 Wooden Sandals, Clogs .
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Geta with only one "tooth" to balance on 一本歯の下駄
Often worn by Tengu 天狗.



Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada)

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Geta (下駄) are a form of traditional Chinese-Japanese footwear that resemble both clogs and flip-flops. Geta were invented by the Chinese and then introduced to Japan from China. They are a kind of sandal with an elevated wooden base held onto the foot with a fabric thong to keep the foot well above the ground. . . . . .
According to Japanese superstition, breaking the thong on one's geta is considered very unlucky.
- source : wikipedia

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yukigeta, yuki geta 雪下駄 Geta for snow




source : xadachi-hanga.com/ukiyo-e

蒲原 Kanbara juku (Tokaido) 夜之雪 Night with snow
歌川広重 Hiroshige

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Look at the toes holding these high Geta!



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- source : みさと接骨院 -

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下駄 浮世絵 Geta with Ukiyo-E patterns are also popular !
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getaya 下駄屋 craftsman making Geta

Since the middle of the Edo period, Geta had made their way into the city not only as an item of every-day use but also an item of fashion.
The much cheaper straw sandals were used for every-day walking, especially by the 長屋 Nagaya population living in cheap quarters.


source : blog.goo.ne.jp/yousan02 - 『七十一番職人歌合』
A craftsman is just about to put a whole into the wood for the Hanao. First the hole is made with a drill, and the wood standing up is then burned down with metal chopsticks that can be heated in fire.

komageta 駒下駄 Komageta, the wooden parts are made of one piece.

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Geta are made of one piece of solid wood forming the sole and two wooden blocks underneath. These blocks may have a metal plate on the section that touches the ground in order to lengthen the life span of the Geta. A V-shaped thong of cloth forms the upper part of the sandal.
The dai (台, stand)
may vary in shape: oval ("more feminine") to rectangular ("more masculine") and color (natural, lacquered, or stained). The ha (歯, teeth) may also vary in style; for example, tengu-geta have only a single centered "tooth". There are also less common geta with three teeth. Merchants use(d) very high geta (two long teeth) to keep the feet well above the seafood scraps on the floor. The teeth are usually not separate, instead, the geta is carved from one block of wood. The tengu tooth is, however, strengthened by a special attachment. The teeth of any geta may have harder wood drilled into the bottom to avoid splitting, and the soles of the teeth may have rubber soles glued onto them.
The hanao 鼻緒, cloth thong)
can be wide and padded, or narrow and hard, and it can be made with many sorts of fabric. Printed cotton with traditional Japanese motifs is popular, but there are also geta with vinyl and leather hanao. Inside the hanao is a cord (recently synthetic, but traditionally hemp) that is knotted in a special way to the three holes of the dai. In the wide hanao there is some padding as well. The hanao are replaceable. It sits between the two first toes because having the thong of rectangular geta anywhere but the middle would result in the inner back corners of the geta colliding when walking.
- source : wikipedia -

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目のゆがみたるから、心地あしや








using extra high Geta for the toilet

- Look at more illustrations here:
source : miyuki-honpo/getanorekisi


- - - Different kinds of Geta


- reference : miyuki-honpo/getanosyurui -

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両国に古りし下駄屋や冬の雨
ryoogoku ni furishi getaya ya fuyu no ame

at Ryogoku
there is an old Geta shop -
rain in winter


Katsumata Itto 勝又一透 (1907 - 1999)

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source : blog.goo.ne.jp/aboo-kai/e

getaya no teishu 下駄屋の亭主 Getaya the Husband

女房逃げ亭主呆けて春の雨

his wife left him -
the husband is at a loss
in the spring rain


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夫婦喧嘩下駄を履くまで終わらない
fuufugenka geta o haku made owaranai

a fighting couple
will not give up
until one slips into the Geta


One partner is at the entrance hall and all ready to leave the home now in anger . . . but well, the good couple comes back to its sense and all is well again.

- reference : senryu about geta -

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geta no haire, geta ha-ire 下駄歯入れ repairing wooden geta clogs


geta haireya 下駄歯入れ屋 Geta repairman

This was a job for a repairman walking along the streets of Edo.

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source : blog.goo.ne.jp/s10683726/e ...
getaya no kanban 下駄屋の看板 shop sign of a Geta store


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蔵王町 Zao

furugeta no urami 古下駄の怨 the grudge of the old Geta
In the early Meiji period the region of 自由ヶ丘公園 Jiyugaoka Park was still a quiet Pine grove. The decided to build a 寺子屋 Terakoya school there. During the construction someone threw an old pair of geta in the fundament without much thought. Eventually the building was finished, but every night there was the sound of wooden Geta walking around and a hig-pitched whailing and crying: "This heavy stone is hurting by broken back!"
When they opened the fundament to have a look, they found the pair of Geta and took it out. Now all was quiet.

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- reference : nichibun yokai database -
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Nozarashi Gosuke 野晒五助

Gosuke wears a robe with a skull pattern. From the sword on his back hangs a Geta with marks in the form of a skull too.
He is the henchman for the robber chief 日本駄右衛門 Nippon Daemon. He is known as a street knight (otokodate). They lived by a strict code of honor which dictated that they always have to assist people in need. It is also the theme of a popular kabuki play.





Kuniyoshi moyo shofuda tsuketari genkin otoko 国芳もよう正札附現金男
(Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Style)
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5/18/2016

tako kite kites

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tako, Edodako, Edo-dako 江戸凧 Kites of Edo

. tako 凧 Kites of Japan - Introduction .

tako is the Edo word for "kite", and up until the great linguistic levelling of the Meiji period the Kansai area used
几巾 ikanobori.


Flying a kite in Edo was a pastime during the New Year holidays and in spring, when the wind was blowing strong, enjoyed by young and old, men and women!

. wadako 和凧 Japanese Kite .



source : hikaru
Kunisada : Kites of Edo

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EDO
'Edo' is the old name of Tokyo and this kite is one of the most decorative kite today in Japan. Its painting designed was depicted for famous historical stories or traditional stories in Japan.
Today, Edo-dako is designed so as to be assembled at the flying site because of convenience for handling. The number of bridles of Edo dako are 11 or 14 and each length of strings is about 20-25 times of its height. It is very difficult to adjust the center position of strings for good flight. It is famous for its large hummer on the top of kite. This kite is fit for the wind speed of 5 m/second - 15m/second.
A hummer is fixed on the top of kite and sounds with wind.



source : google for more

EDO KAKU 江戸角凧
Edo kaku is a smaller size of Edo such as 30-60cm in width and 60-90cm in height. This kite is very popular as well as Yakko-dako in Japan. It has three bridles and usually two tails.
. tako 凧 Kites of Japan - Introduction .



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Edo Yakko 江戸奴凧





source : kumon-ukiyoe.jp/index
風流十二月ノ内 青陽   (正月) 
国貞 (歌川国貞/三代 歌川豊国/香蝶楼 国貞) Kunisada

. yakko 奴 servants in Edo .

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source : kumon-ukiyoe.jp/index

江都勝景中洲より三つまた永代ばしを見る図 
Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川 国芳

Slightly to the right you can see a Daruma Tako in the sky!

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source : ukiyoe.yamabosi.jp

東京名勝図会 上野広小路 Ueno Hirokoji  (凧絵入り)
Hiroshige 広重画

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source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/youitirou68

富嶽三十六景 Fujisan - Hokusai 北斎 

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source : kaminokura.co.jp/p

A hanga 新板 print of Tako paintings 凧絵



. MORE Ukiyo-E about Edo kites .


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A Tako maker in our times . . . one of the few still working in Tokyo.

志村康夫 Shimura Yasuo
He pays special attention to the beards of the faces he paints.



- source : tatsujin.kitaku.net/tatsu-jin -

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takozukuri 凧作り making kites / takoya 凧屋


source : kobo-toki.com

. naishoku 内職 home worker, side business in Edo   .

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凧揚げて天狗をたのむ童かな
tako agete tengu o tanomu warawa kana

flying his kite
this child has his hopes
in the Tengu . . .



. Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規 .



. Tengu 天狗 the long-nosed mountain goblin .


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