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『浅草観音奉掛額之 図』 「扇屋内滝川 富川、粂川、玉川、津川、歌川、清川 め浪、お浪」

Takigawa, the high-ranking courtesan (oiran) of the Ōgiya brothel, was not only a famous beauty but an accomplished painter and calligrapher. This print depicts Takigawa as she prepares a votive picture (ema) as a New Year’s offering for the Kannon of the Asakusa Temple.

Credit: Rogers Fund, 1914...

c. 1800
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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