Color woodblock print
Sheet: 38.8 x 26.1 cm (15 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)
Gift from J. H. Wade 1921.363
The designs on Takihime’s outer robe describes fragments of
scenery--bridge, castle, wind-filled sails amidst clouds--while
her attendants’ robes are more conventionally decorated with
scattered flowers. The tassels on their sleeves were worn only
by young girls. All three wear the triple-fan crest of the Ogiya
("House of Fans") tea house on the shoulders of their kimono.
The cartouche in the upper-right corner of the print identifies
the series title and time of year. It is New Year’s, the same
season depicted in Engetsudo’s scroll Courtesan and Attendants
(see 1985.255). Courtesans strolling through the streets with
their attendants were common sights during evening hours in
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