The amazing everyday
These two ornate screens show dazzling clouds, painted with gold-leaf, parting to show the activities of everyday people in Kyoto in the 17th Century.
A parade of floats celebrating Gion Matsuri, a ritual purification of diseases, passes through the streets. Can you spot the model of a mantis on top of one float?
Over by the river, onlookers watch from the bridge as fisherman make their catch of the day.
There seems to be a bull on the loose! Who do you think would win in a fight between these two crop-carriers?
Visitors from abroad
These figures don't seem to fit in. Their clothes and strange possessions set them apart. They're visitors from Europe! Can you spot a peacock?
Sights In and Around Kyoto, 1615-1624
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