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Chikanobu Yoshu, Japanese, (1838–1912)
Courtesans Boating under Fireworks, 1884
Ink on Paper
13 1/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (33.34 cm x 21.91 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2004.1.33

Alternate Title: Meiyo iro no sakiwake
Full Title: Blossoming of Glorious Colors: Courtesans Boating under Fireworks

Fine impression with gauffrage.

Signed in the lower left. Text printed across the top, with a red cartouche in the upper right.

Colored ink on paper; oban tate-e.

Object Description
Meiji period color woodblock print from a series depicting honored courtesans. The image depicts the courtesan Shiratsuya of Inamoto-Ro and Kochiyo of Nakanomachi in a pleasure boat on the Sumida river, enjoying fireworks.

Purchased by Bruce Coats from Auction Ukiyo-e, Ltd. in July 2004, using Aoki funds.

Hashimoto Shinzo

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