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This print offers a glimpse into Tokyo street life in the nineteenth century. Here, a beauty self-consciously tugs at her outfit while walking briskly to the theater. The text elaborates: “She is first going to the stage, where there are many beautiful ladies. So she took great care and neatly changed the way she wore her kimono.”
14 5/8 x 10 5/16 in. (37.1 x 26.2 cm) (show scale)
Censor seal: Kiwame
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese, 1798-1861). Woodblock Print, ca. 1830. Woodblock print, 14 5/8 x 10 5/16 in. (37.1 x 26.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.19 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 76.151.19_IMLS_PS4.jpg)
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