Comments - Interesting kabuki portrait of the prostitute (yujo) Okaru cowering in a garden, looking up with an alarmed expression as she holds her hand out defensively. Her kimono is bordered with blossoms and fans, worn over a red under robe and tied with a red tie-dyed obi that reverse to yellow. Combs and many hairpins adorn her hair. Above, a brushwood fence encloses the courtyard, and a water dipper floats in a stone basin next to the house. At upper right, a lantern hangs from a pine branch. A handsome design with a nicely detailed setting.
Artist - Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864)
Image Size - 14 1/8" x 9 3/4" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with excellent detail as shown. Horizontal fold near bottom. A few small wormholes, repaired. Creasing, slight toning and soiling. Please see photos for details.
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