Famous Japanese Prints Series
Essays by Cecilia Segawa Seigle, Alfred H. Marks, Harue M. Summersgill, Amy Reigle Newland and Monika Hinkel with assistance from Kodaira Takashi and Ishigami Hidemi
A courtesan's day in the carefree atmosphere of the famous pleasure quarter the Yoshiwara in Edo (present-day Tokyo) was carefully planned to an hourly schedule. This sequence of 12 and later 24 hours proved a convenient device for Japanese print artists and their publishers when devising sets ...
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