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Himegiku of the Kirihishiya playing a koto
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Himegiku of the Kirihishiya playing a koto, 1770, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yoshiwara bijin awase (Comparison of Yoshiwara Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2945
Label Text

Color print depicting a woman playing the koto. The koto is running diagonally through the bottom of the print, and the woman is seated behind it and touching it with both of her hands. The woman is wearing a long, printed robe, that is decorated in shades of pink, brown, and green. She is wearing many hair ornaments. There is calligraphy in the top right quadrant of the print.