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『祇園神輿洗 ねり物姿』「いろは歌の売」
“The Geisha To’e as a Vendor of Poems,” from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi arai nerimono sugata)

Artist:
Utagawa Toyokuni I (Japanese, 1769–1825)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1795
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 13 1/4 in. (33.7 cm); W. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1922
Accession Number:
JP1390
Not on view
The publisher Yamahei (Yamashiroya Sahei) published a series of prints celebrating the Gion Festival Costume Parade, held during the summer in Kyoto, during which geisha from the Gion district dress up in costumes. Various artists, including Toyokuni, contributed designs to the series.
Signature: Toyokuni ga (probably another Toyokuni who worked in Osaka)
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