Street scene in the Yoshiwara

Hishikawa Moronobu 菱川師宣 Japanese

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The customers, one with his face hidden beneath a straw hat, view the women who are exhibited in barred rooms (harimise}; the man sitting inside is an assistant (gyū) who helps select a woman.

Street scene in the Yoshiwara, Hishikawa Moronobu 菱川師宣 (Japanese, 1618–1694), Monochrome woodblock print; ink on paper, Japan

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