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Moji-e (picture with characters)

Can you see the hidden
    characters in the picture?

Here you see characters depicting the names of occupations drawn into the pictures, forming the bodyline of the figures. You can learn about the manners and customs of venders and artisans during the Edo period. Can you see where the characters are hidden in the pictures?


How to play: Move your mouse cursor over the characters,
and the characters hidden within the picture will change color.

Displayed on the material
Character-picture Series (Moji-e-zukushi) Painted by Enkatei Giritsu 1685 (Jyōkyō 2)

* To view more explanation, please click the each image.


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