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Courtesan with Two Kamuro

Courtesan with Two Kamuro


Artist: Koryusai, Isoda (active 1765-1788)

Title: Courtesan with Two Kamuro

Japanese Series: Hinagata waken no hatsumoyo

Publisher: Nishimuraga Yohachi

Date: Edo Period, c.1780-81

The two Kamuro are playing a game of sugeroku which is similar to backgammon. There were 100 prints in this series produced between 1775 and 1781. Each image shows a courtesan and Kamuro in exquisite kimono designs. The Kamuro wear matching ‘furisode’ kimono, recognisable from their long sleeves which reach to the ground.

SKU: Japanese Prints 424 Category: