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Kitao Masanobu, Japanese, (1761–1816)
Competition among the new beauties of the Yoshiwara mirrored in the handwriting, 1784
Ink on Paper
16 1/8 x 21 in. (41 x 53 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson
Accession Number: 2017.1.74


Commentary
Dressed in highly decorated kimonos, courtesans Hanaogi and Takigawa of the Ogi House walk with their attendants to a shrine festival held in February.

This print is a 20th c. reproduction of an album produced in 1784.

It was originally published by Tsutaya Jusaburo.

Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock. Diptych.

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