Scene in the Yoshiwara

Hishikawa Moronobu 菱川師宣 Japanese

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Courtesans are seen from the street through a wooden barred window at a teahouse called Takashimaya, identified by the three characters on a short curtain (noren) at the entrance. Next to the teahouse, a woman in a curtained doorway might be making arrangements with a man outside. Two men carrying goods to sell to the teahouse are walking in the street.

Scene in the Yoshiwara, Hishikawa Moronobu 菱川師宣 (Japanese, 1618–1694), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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