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A painting of the Minister Taira-No-Shigemori, by Fujiwara Takanobu (12th century). For me this is the quintessential image of a Japanese noble.
A painting of cocks and cacti (done on sliding doors of gold paper) by Ito Jakuchu (18th century).
Melancholy love, by Kitagawa Utamaro, seconf half of the 18th century.
Winter landscape at night, 16th century painting on paper.
Picture from the tale of Genji, 12th century scroll.
11th century silk scroll picture of 7th century Patriarch Jion-Daishi.
15th centtury landscape, ink on paper by Sesshu Toyo.