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Evening Cherry Blossom

Evening Cherry Blossom in Yoshiwara


Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)

Title: Evening Cherry Blossom in Yoshiwara

Series: Views of Edo

Japanese Series: Edo meisho

Date: Edo Period

The licensed pleasure quarters to the north of Edo were known as the Yoshiwara. Each year when the cherry blossoms (sakura) bloom, the Japanese celebrate life and death in a festival known as ‘hanami’. Here, courtesans and attendants enjoy the sight along the ‘Nakanomachi’, the main road through the Yoshiwara, by moonlight.

SKU: Japanese Prints 329 Category: