Courtesans in the Yoshiwara

by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Edo era artist (unsigned)

Original Edo era Japanese Woodblock Print
Courtesans in the Yoshiwara

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Courtesans in the Yoshiwara - Handsome five-panel design of courtesans strolling through the Yoshiwara at night beneath blossoming cherry trees. Each beauty is dressed in elegant kimono, and wears tall geta clogs with three "teeth," identifying her as an oiran or high-ranking courtesan. The woman at right wears an obi with a striking pattern of a carp leaping up a waterfall. A bamboo fence encloses yellow mountain roses, with lanterns place at intervals. A classic Edo era beauty subject in an unusual format.

Artist - Edo era artist (unsigned)

Image Size - 14 1/4" x 49" + top margin as shown

Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Five separate panels. A few repairs, creasing throughout, rubbing at edges. Please see photos for details.

Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Edo era artist (unsigned)
Courtesans in the Yoshiwara by Edo era artist (unsigned)

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