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"The Smiles of Gods" Reference images

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Folding Screens with the Arrival of a Portuguese Ship. Anonymous, ca. 1600 - 1625, Rijksmuseum. (1): AK-RAK-1968-1-A, (2): AK-RAK-1968-1-B, (3): A part of (2), enlarged. Duplicated from:


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1: The bell of Namban Temple, held at Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto (Duplicated from:

2: Namban Temple Monument at the North side, Takoyakusi-dori Muromachi Nishi-Iri, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto (Duplicated from: Wikipedia).

3: Sketch portrait of the Padre Organtino found in the under-layer of the Evora folding screen (Duplicated from: Kiichi Matsuda, “Discovery of Namban Materials – New Information about the Age of Nobunaga [in Japanese]”, Chu-kou New Pocket Books, 1964).

4. "Seminario in Anzucci (Adzuchi) (Duplicated from: Marco Antonio Ciappi, “Compendio Delle Heroiche Et Gloriose Attioni Et Santa Vita di Papa Greg. XIII, 1596 – BooksGoogle)


Ama no Iwato Densetsu Nishiki-e (Legend of Ama no Iwato Woodcut), by The 3rd Toyokuni, 1856. Held at Faculty of Shinto Studies, Kokugakuin Univ. Duplicated from:

Myth of the dawn of Japan.


Ama no Iwato no Kigen (The origin of Ama-no-Iwato), by Shunsai Toshimasa 1887. Wikipedia.



Ama no Iwato, by Gyausui Kawanabe, colour on silk, 1880s(?). Duplicated from:


Odysseus shooting the suitors

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"Yuriwaka Daijin" in Kuniyoshi Utagawa's "Kiso-kaidou 69 Stations, No.10: Fukaya. Held by the Bigelow Collection, Boston Art Museum.

(The reason why the legendary maritime hero, Yuriwaka, represented the inland town, Fukaya, is unknown.)

Duplicated from: Odysseus shooting the suitors


"The Torment of Saint Anthony", c.1487-88, Attributed to Michelangelo
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"The Meeting of Saint Anthony and Saint Paul" (with the centaur at the background), c. 1430-35 by Master of the Osservanza.
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