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Courtesan with Kamuro

Courtesan with Kamuro


Artist: Utamaro, Kitagawa (1753-1806)

Title: Courtesan with Kamuro

Date: Edo Period

The courtesan is putting the finishing touches to her hairstyle, attended by a young trainee. The spectacular hairstyles were held together using a wax known as binzuke abura. The hair would have been styled and kept in place for up to a week. Special supportive pillows were used at night that stopped the hairstyle from being disturbed.


SKU: Japanese Prints 173 Category: