The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya by Edo era artist (unsigned)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya

A Fuji Arts Special Offer Auction

Prints from the Age of the Samurai - With this group of Edo era prints opening at incentivized low bids, take a moment to be transported back to the age when samurai ruled Japan. During the Tokugawa Shogunate, Japan enjoyed a period of relative peace and prosperity for more than 250 years. Woodblock prints captured scenes from daily life, warriors and battles, the beauties of the Yoshiwara pleasure district, kabuki, and travelers along the Tokaido and Kisokaido roads. Watch for Age of the Samurai prints each week at Fuji Arts.

The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya - Handsome portrait of the courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya strolling through the Yoshiwara at night. Her outer kimono features chrysanthemums bordered with brocade trim, worn over a red under robe and tied with a checked obi. Her hair is pulled back into two loops, adorned with combs and many floral hairpins. The three "teeth" on her geta clogs identify her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. A fence behind her encloses yellow flowering plants beneath a blossoming cherry tree, with lanterns on stands. A classic Edo era beauty portrait.

Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 14 3/8" x 9 1/4"

Condition - Good detail. Horizontal and vertical centerfolds, a few creases.

The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya by Edo era artist (unsigned)
The Courtesan Hanamurasaki of the Tamaya by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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