Comments - Incredible look inside a Yoshiwara tea house at courtesans engaged in writing poetry. At lower right, a beauty sits at a low writing table stacked with poetry slips, smiling happily as she looks up. At far lower left, a courtesan holds a brush and paper as she composes her poem. The women smile and chat amiably as they work on their verses, conferring with each other as they write. At bottom center, a mat is spread with an elegant black lacquer tobacco set, a tray of blue and white porcelain teacups, and a tea kettle on a warmer. Outside the verandah, the bright pink cherry blossoms contrast nicely with the black night sky. An attractive design with a wealth of detail in the sumptuous kimono and setting, including embossing in the white kimono collars.
Artist - Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880)
Image Size - 14 1/4" x 28 1/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent color and detail as shown. Three separate panels. A couple wormholes, repaired. Slight toning, a few creases. Please note, due to the size, this print may be shipped rolled. Please see photos for details.
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