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Maker(s):Yashima Gakutei
Culture:Japanese (ca. 1786-1868)
Title:A Courtesan and the Great Gate of the Yoshiwara
Date Made:ca. 1820
Type:Print
Materials:woodblock print (surimono), ink and color on paper with embossing
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:sheet: 8 9/16 in x 7 3/8 in ; 21.8 cm x 18.7 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1998.70
Credit Line:Gift of William Green
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Description:
An oiran (high ranking courtesan) and kamuro (attendant) strolling at the entrance to the Yoshiwara pleasure quarters in Edo. The courtesan and her child attendant are viewed as through a telescope, promenading at night in front of cherry blossoms. Verses by Kitamado no Umeyoshi and Mochizuki no Kagenari.

Tags:
narrative; portraits; text; calligraphy; architecture; figures; power; mother and child

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