Tiger (Tora): Kashiwade no Omi Hatebe, from the series Heroes Representing the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac (Buyû mitate jûnishi) Japanese about 1840 (Tenpô 11) Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1797–1861), Publisher Minatoya Kohei (Japanese) DIMENSIONS Chûtanzaku; 35.7 x 12.7 cm (14 1/16 x 5 in.) Currently at the MFA ACCESSION NUMBER 11.16573 MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Hashi Benkei 橋弁慶 (Benkei on the Bridge) No. 31 from the series Nōgaku hyakuban by Tsukioka Kōgyo, 1923 - Japanese color woodblock print - The Lavenberg Collection of Japanese Prints
naginata (なぎなた, 薙刀) is one of several varieties of traditionally made Japanese swords (nihonto) in the form of a pole weapon. Naginata were originally used by the samurai class of feudal Japan, as well as by ashigaru (foot soldiers) and sōhei (warrior monks).
ninja - HIROSHI HIRAKAWA
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: One Hundred Aspects of the Moon - # 8 "Moonlight Patrol" -- Yoshitoshi's "100 Aspects of the Moon." Toshimitsu, faithful retainer of Akechi Mitsuhide, on the eve of battle. Unable to persuade Mitsuhide not to attack Nobunaga their former ally, he contemplates his fate.