Courtesan of Okamoto-ya, no. 7 (Okamoto -- hauta tora no maki -- jū (岡本 葉うた虎之巻 十) )

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Title

Courtesan of Okamoto-ya, no. 7 (Okamoto -- hauta tora no maki -- jū (岡本 葉うた虎之巻 十) )

Description

A woman is playing marginal songs (hauta 端うた) on the shamisen against indoors against a winter landscape seen through a circular window. These songs, performed by blind and amateur musicians, were popular in Osaka in the mid-18th century. It appears as if she is tuning the shamisen with a book on her lap, while warming sake. Her hair is slightly dissheveled and kimono is worn loose, indicating we are looking at a courtesan. The title tells us that she is of House Okamoto (brothel).

Publisher

Echizenya Kaju (越前屋嘉十) also known as Etsuka (越嘉) (active c. 1860-1868). Block Cutter: Ōta Komakichi 太田駒吉 (Hori Koma 彫駒, Hori Tashichi 彫多七)

Date

1862 (Bunkyu 2)

Rights

This digital image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of St. Catherine University. Artwork available for faculty/staff use. Please contact the Catherine G. Murphy Art Gallery Director, Nicole Watson, at (651) 690-6637

Relation

How to Master "Hauta" [Marginal] Songs (Hauta tora no maki (端うた虎之巻))

Format

print (medium), woodblock (technique), paper (materials), 10 x 15 inches (dimensions)

Language

Japanese

Type

image

Identifier

2019.0.11

Coverage

St. Catherine University Archives and Special Collections

Citation

Toyohara Kunichika (豊原国周) (1835-1900), also known as Arakawa Yasohachi (荒川八十八), Beio (米翁), Hoshunro (豊春楼), Ichiosai (一鶯斎), Kachoro (花(華)蝶楼), Shima Sanjin (志満山人), Sogenshi (曹玄子), Kazunobu (升信), “Courtesan of Okamoto-ya, no. 7 (Okamoto -- hauta tora no maki -- jū (岡本 葉うた虎之巻 十) ),” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed May 23, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/3754.

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