11 of Katsushika Hokusai's series of 36 views of Mt. Fuji.

A beautiful woman.

Another woman.

By Tooshuusai Sharaku. He was active from the spring of 1794 to right after the New Year's Kabuki performance in 1795; at that point, he disappeared. He produced a series of over 150 prints of Kabuki actors. The reason that this man's "looks strange" is because he is an actor in a Mie pose, which is when an actor will freeze and display his emotions with his face and body at dramatic points during the performance.(from Todd J. Griset <>)

Winter evening in Japan.

A rocky mountain seen by the water.

Sumo picture with the rikishi (wrestlers) standing in a circle, this is part of the daily "ring-entering ceremony" which is performed at a basho (tournament).

Three sumo wrestlers.

Three women.

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