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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:Courtesan as Tekkai (Li Tieguai) from the series "Courtesans Viewed as the Immortals of Ressenden, One of Seven" (Keisei Mitate Ressenden, Shichiban no Uchi)
Date Made:ca. 1824
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper with metallic and embossed embellishments
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Osaka
Measurements:sheet: 8 1/16 in x 7 3/16 in ; 20.5 cm x 18.3 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1990.34
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
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Description:
Oiran (high ranking courtesan), representing Tekkai (Li Tieguai) exhaling puff of smoke in which a printed portrait of her appears, holding metal tobacco pipe representing his iron crutch (tieguai); obi (sash) decorated with design of Daoist's robe of woven leaves; poetry verse signed NukekĊji no Chikamichi.

Tags:
women; sitting; smoking; kimonos; hairstyles; poetry; text

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