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(Courtesan and kamuro wearing kimono with giant carp)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • (Courtesan and kamuro wearing kimono with giant carp), 1858, 12th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yayoisō no kimi (Courtesans Expressing the Mood of the 3rd Month)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 265 x 187 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 265 x 187 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/8 x 7 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7571
Label Text

A courtesan with many hairpins prominades beneath sakura tree in a Boy's day parade. Both she and her kanuro apprentice wear identical dress.