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Courtesans of the Yoshiwara

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Japan Anonymous, Japanese
Courtesans of the Yoshiwara, c. 1880
Ink on Paper
14 in. x 48 in. (35.56 cm x 121.92 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2006.1.23 a-e


Marks
None.

Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock pentaptych.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock of five sheets, depicting five courtesans with their attendants "parading" on the central street at the Yoshiwara (one point perspective used to unify five sheets). From the left: Hanamurasaki of Gyokuro, Shizuka of Matsumotoro, Imamurasaki of Konpeiro, Koine of Inemotoro and Nagao of Koshiro.

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