Hour of the Horse (12 am)

A lovely Utamaro design of three beauties of the Yoshiwara in their private quarters in formal bathing kimono, preparing for an evening out. Soft, shimmering mica flecked on the background (see photo), the same as Utamaro's original. Beautiful old Goyo reprint and an excellent choice for display.

Hour of the Ox (2 am)

A beautiful print from Utamaro's fantastic Yoshiwara series. A full figure of a beauty holding a matchstick and removing her sandals. Fantastic gold mica flecking in the background, exactly as Utamaro's original was done. A beautiful reprint with the fine touches of an Utamaro original.

Hour of the Tiger (4 am)

A fantastic reprint from Utamaro's wonderful Yoshiwara series. Two elegant young beauties sit nearby a charcoal brazier, one smoking a long pipe, the other divulging a secret. Beautiful gold mica flecking in the background - an excellent detail.

Hour of the Hare (6 am)

Lovely old reprint of this fine Utamaro Yoshiwara image. A young beauty in a fine, formal kimono holding a man's kimono printed with a character face inside. The implication is that she's seeing a man off in the early hours of the morning. A beautiful reprint with soft color and fine detail. The background treated with a shimmering gold mica fleck, exactly as Utamaro's original was done. A fantastic piece for display.

Hour of the Dragon (8 am)

Two young beauties slip under heavy blankets at the end of a long night, a pipe and a cup by the bedside. The seated woman's kimono falls away from her chest in an alluring view. This is one of the most sought after designs of Utamaro's "Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara" series.

Hour of the Snake (10 am)

Wonderful old reprint of a design from Utamaro's "Twelve Hours in the Yoshiwara" series. A young beauty in a simple tie-dyed robe being served tea by her maid. The woman standing with the robe falling away from her chest in an alluring pose. Beautiful Utamaro print, a classic by the artist. The background of this print is flecked with a gold ink, emulating Utamaro's original.

Hour of the Rat (12 pm)

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Hour of the Sheep (2 pm)

Beautiful reprint from Utamaro's "Hours of the Yoshiwara" series. Two young beauties seated in fine formal kimono, one of them playing with a young attendant. Beautiful color and fine detail in this reprint. Excellent gold mica flecking in the background.

Hour of the Monkey (4 pm)

Fantastic, impressive portrait of a beauty in full figure. Dressed in an beautifully decorated formal kimono, her hair pinned up in an elaborate style, the woman is accompanied by two young attendants, one barely visible behind her. A lovely example from Utamaro's "Hours of the Yoshiwara" series.

Hour of the Cock (6 pm)

Fantastic Utamaro design from his "Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara" series. A young beauty walks in an elegant kimono decorated geometric designs. Nearby a young servant girl holds a paper lamp. Lovely gold mica flecking in the background emulating the original. A lovely reprint.

Hour of the Dog (8pm)

An incredible Utamaro design from his "Twelve Hours in the Yoshiwara" series. A young geisha practicing calligraphy on a long scroll shares a secret with her maid. A beautiful design with excellent soft color. A lovely, old print emulating Utamaro's original. The background flecked with gold ink as were all the prints in this Utamaro series. A nice effect that gives this print the appearance of an original - beautiful.

Hour of the Boar (10 pm)

Lovely Utamaro print depicting a young maid preparing to serve tea to a seated beauty. Terrific detail in the formal kimono of the young woman, her hair pinned high in an elaborate hairstyle. A terrific reprint from Utamaro's "Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara" series. The gold mica flecking in the background an especially lovely feature.