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Is it such a light matter to find tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones and good in everything? — James A. B. Scherer, The Romance of Japan

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Tsuki no kage shinobi-au yoru (Secretly Meeting at Night by the Light of the Moon)

Published by: Izumiya Ichibei, (和泉屋市兵衛) Print artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞 Toyokuni III) biography Date: 1830-1839 (c.) The British Museum

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Kiyohime changing into a serpent at Hidaka River, from the series New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts

Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892) Publisher: Sasaki Toyokichi Woodblock print; ink and color on paper Japan Date: 1890.1.15, Meiji era Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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