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Koto Collection

Background imageKoto Collection: The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro and Nakamura Fukusuke in the Roles of Kato Kiyomasa... 19th century

The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro and Nakamura Fukusuke in the Roles of Kato Kiyomasa... 19th century
The Actors Ichikawa Danjuro and Nakamura Fukusuke in the Roles of Kato Kiyomasa and Hinagoromo, 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Woman Reading a Scroll, 17th century. Creators: Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu

Woman Reading a Scroll, 17th century. Creators: Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu
Woman Reading a Scroll, 17th century. Series: A Collection of Beauties

Background imageKoto Collection: Picture of Koto, Game, and Painting, published in 1889. Creator: Mizuno Toshikata

Picture of Koto, Game, and Painting, published in 1889. Creator: Mizuno Toshikata
Picture of Koto, Game, and Painting, published in 1889

Background imageKoto Collection: Egawa Tarozaemon Playing the Koto, 1887. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Egawa Tarozaemon Playing the Koto, 1887. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Egawa Tarozaemon Playing the Koto, 1887. From Lives of Modern People

Background imageKoto Collection: Yoshitsune's Encounter with Princess Joruri, from 'The Tale of Joruri in Twelve... c. 1684/1704

Yoshitsune's Encounter with Princess Joruri, from "The Tale of Joruri in Twelve... c. 1684/1704
Yoshitsune's Encounter with Princess Joruri, from "The Tale of Joruri in Twelve Episodes (Joruri Junidan Zoshi)", c. 1684/1704

Background imageKoto Collection: Courtesans of the Kadotsutaya, from the book 'Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Pleasure... 1776

Courtesans of the Kadotsutaya, from the book "Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Pleasure... 1776. Creator: Shunsho
Courtesans of the Kadotsutaya, from the book "Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase sugata kagami), " vol. 1, Japan, 1776

Background imageKoto Collection: Courtesans of the Tamaya, from the book 'Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Pleasure Quarters

Courtesans of the Tamaya, from the book "Mirror of Beautiful Women of the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro bijin awase sugata kagami), " vol. 1, Japan, 1776

Background imageKoto Collection: Koto and New Year's Offering, illustration for The Akoya Beach Shell (Akoyagai), from the... 1821

Koto and New Year's Offering, illustration for The Akoya Beach Shell (Akoyagai), from the... 1821. Creator: Hokusai
Koto and New Year's Offering, illustration for The Akoya Beach Shell (Akoyagai), from the series "A Matching Game with Genroku-period Poem Shells (Genroku kasen kai awase)", Japan, 1821

Background imageKoto Collection: Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series 'Eight Views... c. 1766

Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series "Eight Views... c. 1766
Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series "Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)", c. 1766

Background imageKoto Collection: Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series 'Eight Views... c. 1766

Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series "Eight Views... c. 1766
Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges (Kotoji no rakugan), from the series "Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)", c. 1766

Background imageKoto Collection: Yoshitsune's Encouter with Princess Joruri, from 'The Tale of Joruri in Twelve... c. 1684/1704

Yoshitsune's Encouter with Princess Joruri, from "The Tale of Joruri in Twelve... c. 1684/1704
Yoshitsune's Encouter with Princess Joruri, from "The Tale of Joruri in Twelve Episodes (Joruri Junidan Zoshi)", c. 1684/1704

Background imageKoto Collection: The Actor Otani Hiroji III as Hata no Daizen Taketora in the play 'Kisoeuta Sakae Komachi, ... 1762

The Actor Otani Hiroji III as Hata no Daizen Taketora in the play "Kisoeuta Sakae Komachi, ... 1762
The Actor Otani Hiroji III as Hata no Daizen Taketora in the play " Kisoeuta Sakae Komachi, " performed at the Ichimura Theater in the eleventh month, 1762, 1762

Background imageKoto Collection: Perspective Picture of a Large Room (Senjojiki uki-e no zu), 1765

Perspective Picture of a Large Room (Senjojiki uki-e no zu), 1765. Possibly a scene in the pleasure quarters, with a shamisen and koto in the foreground. Attributed to Ishikawa Toyonobu

Background imageKoto Collection: Parody of The Book of Joruri, c. 1789/1801. Creator: Hosoda Eishi

Parody of The Book of Joruri, c. 1789/1801. Creator: Hosoda Eishi
Parody of The Book of Joruri, c. 1789/1801. Musicians playing the drum, flute, sho and koto

Background imageKoto Collection: The Peacock Boat, c. 1795/96. Creator: Hosoda Eishi

The Peacock Boat, c. 1795/96. Creator: Hosoda Eishi
The Peacock Boat, c. 1795/96. Women playing drum, sho, flute, koto and gong

Background imageKoto Collection: The Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, and Attendants Wakagi and Wakaba... c

The Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, and Attendants Wakagi and Wakaba... c
The Courtesan Somenosuke of the Matsubaya, and Attendants Wakagi and Wakaba, from the series " A Comparison of Contemporary Beauties (Tosei bijin awase)", c. 1796/97

Background imageKoto Collection: Pleasures of the Seasons, c. 1700. Creator: Hishikawa Morohira

Pleasures of the Seasons, c. 1700. Creator: Hishikawa Morohira
Pleasures of the Seasons, c. 1700. People enjoying a day out among blossoming cherry trees

Background imageKoto Collection: Flower-Viewing Party with Crest-Bearing Curtain, from the series 'Flower Viewing at

Flower-Viewing Party with Crest-Bearing Curtain, from the series "Flower Viewing at
Flower-Viewing Party with Crest-Bearing Curtain, from the series " Flower Viewing at Ueno (Ueno hanami no tei)", c. 1681/84

Background imageKoto Collection: Hotei seated on a sack playing a zither, from an untitled series of harimaze, Japan, c

Hotei seated on a sack playing a zither, from an untitled series of harimaze, Japan, c. 1830s

Background imageKoto Collection: Parody of a scene from 'The Pillow Book', Japan, c. 1793 / 97

Parody of a scene from "The Pillow Book", Japan, c. 1793 / 97
Parody of a scene from " The Pillow Book", Japan, c. 1793/97

Background imageKoto Collection: A picnic under cherry trees, c. 1755 / 64. Creator: Torii Kiyomitsu

A picnic under cherry trees, c. 1755 / 64. Creator: Torii Kiyomitsu
A picnic under cherry trees, c. 1755/64

Background imageKoto Collection: Koto (Kin), from an untitled series of the four accomplishments, c. 1772 / 75

Koto (Kin), from an untitled series of the four accomplishments, c. 1772 / 75
Koto (Kin), from an untitled series of the four accomplishments, c. 1772/75

Background imageKoto Collection: No. 1 (Sono ichi), from the triptych 'Three Musical Instruments (Sankyoku)', c

No. 1 (Sono ichi), from the triptych "Three Musical Instruments (Sankyoku)", c
No. 1 (Sono ichi), from the triptych " Three Musical Instruments (Sankyoku)", c. 1825

Background imageKoto Collection: Komachi and the Stupa (Sotoba Komachi), from the series 'Informal Parodies of

Komachi and the Stupa (Sotoba Komachi), from the series "Informal Parodies of
Komachi and the Stupa (Sotoba Komachi), from the series " Informal Parodies of the Seven Komachi in the Pleasure Quarters (Seiro ryaku nana Komachi)", c. 1776/81

Background imageKoto Collection: The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro

The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro
The Four Accomplishments (Kinkishoga), ca. 1788-90

Background imageKoto Collection: A View of the Pleasures of the Taiko and His Five Wives at Rakuto, 1804

A View of the Pleasures of the Taiko and His Five Wives at Rakuto, 1804

Background imageKoto Collection: A Merry Evening Party, ca. 1805. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro

A Merry Evening Party, ca. 1805. Creator: Kitagawa Utamaro
A Merry Evening Party, ca. 1805

Background imageKoto Collection: Young Nobleman Playing Koto (Harp), 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman

Young Nobleman Playing Koto (Harp), 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman
Young Nobleman Playing Koto (Harp), 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Two Ladies; One is Playing the Biwa (Japanese Lute) and the Other, the Koto

Two Ladies; One is Playing the Biwa (Japanese Lute) and the Other, the Koto (Japanese Harp), probably 1815

Background imageKoto Collection: Koto (Japanese Harp) and Sho (Reed Organ), 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman

Koto (Japanese Harp) and Sho (Reed Organ), 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman
Koto (Japanese Harp) and Sho (Reed Organ), 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Two Courtesans... late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman

Two Courtesans... late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Kubo Shunman
Two Courtesans, One Playing a Koto (Harp) and The Other Reading a Letter, late 18th-early 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Potted Pine Tree and Koto (Japanese Harp), 19th century. Creator: Ikeda Eisen

Potted Pine Tree and Koto (Japanese Harp), 19th century. Creator: Ikeda Eisen
Potted Pine Tree and Koto (Japanese Harp), 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Woman with Tea Set Playing the Koto, ca. 1860. Creator: Felice Beato

Woman with Tea Set Playing the Koto, ca. 1860. Creator: Felice Beato
Woman with Tea Set Playing the Koto, ca. 1860

Background imageKoto Collection: Women Playing Music, 19th century. Creator: Yanagawa Shigenobu

Women Playing Music, 19th century. Creator: Yanagawa Shigenobu
Women Playing Music, 19th century

Background imageKoto Collection: Palindromic Poems (Kaibunka): Kyo, ca. 1768. ca. 1768. Creator: Suzuki Harunobu

Palindromic Poems (Kaibunka): Kyo, ca. 1768. ca. 1768. Creator: Suzuki Harunobu
Palindromic Poems (Kaibunka): Kyo, ca. 1768

Background imageKoto Collection: Woman Putting on Finger Plectrums to Play the Koto, early 19th century. Creator: Utagawa Toyohiro

Woman Putting on Finger Plectrums to Play the Koto, early 19th century. Creator: Utagawa Toyohiro
Woman Putting on Finger Plectrums to Play the Koto, early 19th century. Edo period (1615-1868)

Background imageKoto Collection: The Shinji-No-Ike Pond and wisteria, Kameido, Tokyo, Japan, 1895. Creator: Unknown

The Shinji-No-Ike Pond and wisteria, Kameido, Tokyo, Japan, 1895. Creator: Unknown
The Shinji-No-Ike Pond and wisteria, Kameido, Tokyo, Japan, 1895. Hanging plants and bridge over water at a garden in Tokyo

Background imageKoto Collection: Kameido, 1910. Creator: Herbert Ponting

Kameido, 1910. Creator: Herbert Ponting
Kameido, 1910. From " In Lotus-Land Japan", by Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.G.S. [Macmillan and Co. Limited, London, 1910]

Background imageKoto Collection: Japanese Koto, ancient stringed instrument

Japanese Koto, ancient stringed instrument

Background imageKoto Collection: Blind Japanese musicians, 1864. Artist: M Jackson

Blind Japanese musicians, 1864. Artist: M Jackson
Blind Japanese musicians, 1864. Men playing a long zither (koto) and a lute (possibly a samisen). A print from The Illustrated London News, 27th August 1864

Background imageKoto Collection: Japanese music: women playing Koto and Samisen, Kobe, Japan

Japanese music: women playing Koto and Samisen, Kobe, Japan


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