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courtesan, client, and entertainer
  • Totoya Hokkei
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo) Japan
  • courtesan, client, and entertainer, 1811, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 138 x 187 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 54 5/16 x 73 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1418

Color print of three figures cooking in an interior. The two men and woman are seated around a large pot of water and a large fish on a table. There is calligraphy in the left side of the image and a window with a view of an outdoor landscape in the right side of the image. Poems by Kendaitei Hanabusa, Tsūreisha Yasunari, and Hokutosai Uwa no Soranari.