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The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya, c. 1797. Creator: Ichirakutei Eisui

The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya, c. 1797. Creator: Ichirakutei Eisui


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The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya, c. 1797. Creator: Ichirakutei Eisui

The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya, c. 1797

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Courtesan Eisui Eisui Ichirakusai Eisui Ichirakutei Flower Arrangement Hair Pin Hairpin Hairpins Hosoda Hosoda Eisui Ichirakusai Ichirakutei Eisui Ikebana Block Printing Colour Woodblock Print Oban Tokugawa Period Woodblock Printing


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The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya, c. 1797 - A Captivating Glimpse into Edo Period Japan

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. This exquisite woodblock print, created by Ichirakutei Eisui in the late 18th century, offers a captivating glimpse into the world of Edo period Japan. Titled "The Courtesan Tsukioka of the Hyogoya" this artwork showcases the intricate beauty and attention to detail that defined ukiyo-e prints. In this stunning portrayal, we see Tsukioka, a renowned courtesan from the pleasure quarters of Edo (modern-day Tokyo). Adorned with an elaborate hairstyle adorned with delicate hairpins and flowers meticulously arranged in ikebana style, she exudes grace and elegance. Eisui's masterful use of color brings vibrancy to every element within the composition. The rich hues accentuate not only Tsukioka's radiant beauty but also highlight her surroundings - lush plants and blooming flowers that symbolize nature's abundance. As one explores this artwork further, it becomes evident that Eisui was not merely portraying a woman; he was capturing a profession deeply embedded within Japanese society during that era. Through his skillful depiction of Tsukioka's attire and accessories associated with her occupation as a courtesan, he provides us with insights into their distinct culture and social hierarchy. Displayed at The Art Institute of Chicago's Asian Art Gallery, this woodblock print serves as an

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