028 ＜女子風俗＞化粧秘伝 Make-up Secrets: Women’s Fashions
This text, called Make-up Secrets: Women’s Fashions, should really be called an “Edo Period Beauty Magazine.”
024 百鬼夜行図 Illustration of the Night Parade of One Hundred Demons
The “Night Parade of One Hundred Demons” is the nighttime procession of demons (yōkai) gamboling within the darkness.
021 文壇の趨勢 "Prospects of the Japanese Literary Scene"
This manuscript is the interview of the author Natsume Sōseki titled, “Prospects of the Japanese Literary Scene” (Bundan no sūsei) printed in the January 1st of the 42nd year of Meiji (1909) edition of the literary magazine Shumi.
018 水虎考略 Suiko Kouryaku
“Suiko” in the title is written in kanji as “tiger of the water” and means kappa, a mischievous riversprite. Information about kappas was gathered from all over Japan and this investigation was added to these Edo era research documents.
016 道成寺絵巻物 Dojo Temple Picture Scroll
The story of Anchin and princess Kiyo at Dojo Temple is famous throughout kabuki and ballad dramas. However, you might not know that this story has another version.
015 幼稚遊昔雛形 Models of Children’s Play in the Old Days
Models of Children’s Play in the Old Days, which begins with a scolding of this kind that you may hear even nowadays, was published in the 15th year of Tenpo (1844) by Oga Mantei.