Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Courtesans of the Kadodaikakuya: Hanamichi, Tsukasa, Tamanotsura
  • Kitao Shigemasa, artist
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
    Katsukawa Shunshō, artist
    active: Japan
  • Courtesans of the Kadodaikakuya: Hanamichi, Tsukasa, Tamanotsura, 1776, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • (Mirror for the Comparison of Green House Beauties)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7552.a,b

Horizontal composition, interior scene with three women. Woman at right stands holding a flower in her hand, woman at middle sits, looking up toward the woman at the right, woman at left reclines while holding a pipe, looking to the right. Book, small service tray, and tobaco box sit on tatami mat in front of women. Screens visible in background.