Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Tsuriya uchi Tachibana, ukon, sakron (Courtesan Tachibana of the Tsuriya, her attendants Ukon and Sakon)
  • Kitagawa Shikimaro
    active circa 1810–1820
    active: Japan
  • Tsuriya uchi Tachibana, ukon, sakron (Courtesan Tachibana of the Tsuriya, her attendants Ukon and Sakon), 1813, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Imayō jokasen sanjūrokuban tsuzuki (Set of Thirty-six Modern Women Poets)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 394 x 256 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/2 x 10 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 394 x 256 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/2 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0989
Description
Label Text
Exhibitions

Color print depicting the corutesan Tachibana who is wearing a floor-length, peach colored kimono, which is decorated with cranes (representing the name of her green house) and a pink, green, and black diamond pattern around the border. The sleeves are decorated with a yellow, green, and orange floral pattern. There are many hair pins of tortise shell in her hair, and she is holding her proper right hand just below her chin. There is a yellow circle filled with calligraphy and surrounded by a pink border. There is calligraphy on the right side of the print. Tanzaku cartouche at right with poem by the courtesan. Karazura (blind printing) on collar.