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New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
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Culture
Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Title
New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara), from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital
Work Type
Print
Date
early 1830s
Material
color woodblock print
Measurements
Sheet: 24.5 x 36.9 cm (9 5/8 x 14 1/2 in.)
Description
In this dramatic night scene, Kuniyoshi emphasized the moon and its huge glowing halo. He employed Western-style shadows beneath the figures and the palanquin. The man at the center is singing with his mouth wide open. Perhaps he is headed home after drinking in New Yoshiwara, the pleasure quarter, visible only as a series of low rooflines in the background beyond the rice paddies. The chatting pair and wealthy passenger inside the palanquin may be on their way to the pleasure quarter.
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Publisher: Kagaya Kichibei (Kagaya, Ryogoku, emblem)
Censorship Seal: kiwame
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Japanese Art
Department: Japanese Art
Provenance: (Yamanaka & Co.)
Bequest of Edward L. Whittemore
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1930.202_full.tif
SSID
24585551

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