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Maker(s):Kikugawa Eizan
Culture:Japanese (1787-1867)
Title:Matsubaya Yosooi, from the series Shin Yoshiwara Dochu Zu [Parade of Courtesans in the New Yoshiwara]
Date Made:ca. 1809-1813 (Bunka 6-10)
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Image: 14 15/16 in x 10 1/8 in; 37.9 cm x 25.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto. upp. l.: [Japanese character, Shin yoshiwara dochu no zu]; TITLE: recto. upp. l.: [Japanese character, Matsubaya uchi Yosooi]; SIGNATURE: recto. lwr. l.: [Japanese character, Kikugawa Eizan-hitsu]; SEAL: recto. lwr. l.; SEAL: recto. lwr. l.
Accession Number:  MH 1949.49b.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Part of a triptych. A vertical print showing a courtesan (Yosooi) in elaborate kimono with book and bookmark patterns, accompanied by her two kamuro attendants in the cherry blossom viewing procession held annually in Yoshiwara. Publisher is Muraya Jinpachi (Marujin, Enjudo).

Ukiyo-e; women; courtesans; processions; flowers

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