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Shinmachi no Yūgiri (Yugiri of Shinmachi)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Shinmachi no Yūgiri (Yugiri of Shinmachi), 1861, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kokon meifu den (Lives of famous women of the past and present)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 454 x 247.7 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 7/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0055

The courtesan Yūgiri of the Ōgiya in the unlicenced pleasure quarter at Shinmachi seated on the floor reading a long letter. There is an pipe on the floor in the bottom left corner. Text above by Ryūtei Umehiko.