『北国五色墨』「おいらん」

Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper | 37.5 x 24.8cm | 1794-95

Kitagawa Utamaro

A high-ranking courtesan (oiran) from the Yoshiwara brothel district is captured by the artist in a private moment. Having just washed her

hair, she wets the tip of the brush with her lips as she contemplates writing a letter. The black of her uncoi...
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