Comments - Beautiful scene of two elegantly dressed courtesan and their kamuro or child apprentices strolling through the Yoshiwara in spring. The beauty at right wears an outer kimono patterned with objects associated with the New Year celebration, including a lobster, pine sprig, and bitter orange beneath a sacred shimenawa rope. Her hair is pulled back into a long ponytail tied with two ribbons. The kamuro at her side wears a matching robe, her hair decorated with a cluster of tiny flowers with metal fringe. A low fenced garden behind them contains blossoming cherry trees and flowering shrubs. A lovely aizuri-e design, done primarily in shades of blue with touches of pink and black, with wonderful detail in the fabrics and setting.
Artist - Yoshimori (1830 - 1884)
Image Size - 14" x 19 1/8" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Two separate panels. A couple small tears at edge, repaired. Slight toning and creasing. Please see photos for details.
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