Courtesan in a Rabbit Kimono

by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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Courtesan in a Rabbit Kimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesan in a Rabbit Kimono

Comments - Charming portrait of a courtesan and her kamuro or child apprentice strolling through the Yoshiwara at night. She wears a blue kimono decorated with rabbits beneath autumn grasses and blossoms and a full moon over red under robes, tied with a boldly patterned black obi. The three "teeth" on her black lacquer geta clogs identifies her as an oiran or high ranking courtesan. The girl peers around her back, wearing a matching kimono. A low fence behind them encloses yellow mountain roses beneath a blossoming cherry tree, a row of teahouses in the distance. An attractive design, detailed with faint embossing on the rabbits' fur and the white kimono collars.

Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 13 7/8" x 9 3/8" + margins as shown

Condition - Good detail. Horizontal centerfold. Small repair, a couple light creases at edges.

Courtesan in a Rabbit Kimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)
Courtesan in a Rabbit Kimono by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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