Jul 9, 2014

Fujimura Handayu as a Courtesan

Fujimura Handayu as a Courtesan

mid 1710s

Torii Kiyomasu 鳥居 清倍


Hand-colored woodblock print

Sheet: 46.7 x 31.5 cm (18 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1146



In this theatrical scene, the actor Fujimura Handay holds a small wooden bucket in his hand. The bucket is "dressed" in a straw hat and a robe that is decorated with the crest of one of the Soga brothers, who were the subject of a popular Japanese tale of revenge.

See also
Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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