Women Preparing Sashimi

Kitagawa Utamaro Japanese

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Utamaro expanded the scope of the bijin-ga, prints of beautiful women, by removing the traditional idealizing constraints of the genre and placing beautiful women in the context of ordinary life. Among the themes he explored in this broadening of his subject matter were the activities of the kitchen.

Women Preparing Sashimi, Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806), Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Japan

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