October 5th, 2012 - 08:39 PM
Cherry Blossom Month 1787 shows the hierarchy in the life of an oiran . . .
"Cherry Blossom Month 1787" . . . A high-ranking courtesan (oiran) and attendant (kamuro) outside a building with cherry trees in blossom. An apprentice kneels on a red carpet in a respectful attitude. The oiran has many combs and hairpins while the apprentice has one of each. A page of the Shin Yoshiwara Jukkei (Ten Views of Shin-Yoshiwara). From an original 18th century (1787) woodcut, Hanami Zuki, by Torii Kiyonaga. All Rights Reserved © 2012 padre art . . .
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