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Nii yoshiwara (Courtesan parading in the New Yoshiwara)
  • Hosoda Eishi
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Nii yoshiwara (Courtesan parading in the New Yoshiwara), 1797, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Yanagi no ito (Strands of Willow)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 218 x 359 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 9/16 x 14 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 228 x 368 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 14 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7766

From a poetry album with six illustrations by various artists published by Tsutaya Juzaburo. Oiran parade at New Year's with two shinzō. One of the two shinzō holds a hagoita. The bamboo and pine also denote new years. Emobssed details on kimonos.