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Tomioka Eisen, Japanese, (1864–1905)
From the novel Tangled Hair: Conversation, c. 1900-1910s
Ink on Paper
11 3/8 in. x 8 13/16 in. (28.96 cm x 22.35 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2008.1.9

Seal: Eisen

Object Description
A bijan named Ofusa is holding a toiletry box and a towel in the right inset. She is coming home from a public bath. A rich man persuaded her mother that her daughter should be a mistress of him (left inset). Eisen used the western style sketchy lines and shadings for the two people inside of a latticed window.

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