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This image is of a lone female figure centrally located on the scroll. The dominate color of the image is red. The figure's outer kimono is decorated with red and gold maple leaves.
Yamaguchi Soken (Sojun)
Japanese Beauty in a Red Maple Leaf Robe
1800 – 1832
Museum purchase made possible by a gift from Helmut Stern
1985/2.7

Isoda Koryūsai
Courtesan Tasting a Morning-glory Bud
1770
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.166
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward. The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.185 and 1948/1.186.<br /><br /><br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
1798
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.187
A woodblock print on paper depicting the image of a woman in a red robe and holding a smoking pipe. A corresponding poem inscribed at the top in both Chinese and Japanese.
Kitao Masanobu
Red-Robed Courtesan (parody of Bodhidharma)
1775 – 1785
Museum Purchase
1960/1.148

Kobayashi Bunshichi
Standing Courtesan, after Miyagawa Chôshun
1901
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.203
This charming painting depicts a young courtesan out on parade, dressed in a simple but striking costume. Her black cloak (uchikake) is decorated with a discreet overall pattern of plovers, and allowed to fall open to reveal its bright red lining. She subtly advertises her occupation by tying her sash (obi) in front. The hanging scroll is bordered with gold. The is an inscription in the lower&nbsp;right corner.<br />
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Exhibited in &quot;Japanese Costumes &amp; Ceramics, Past &amp; Present,&quot; October 2001-February 2002. Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan Beneath a Willow Branch
1740 – 1750
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
1970/2.158
Three courtesans engaged in a drinking game sit in an open veranda in early spring, with cherry blossoms in full bloom behind them. The women appear tipsy, and the one at the right clings to her companion in the middle for support, as she stretches out her left hand to have her cup refilled with saké (rice wine). They have a tray of delicacies shamisen at their feet.
Kikugawa Eizan
Elegant Fresh Foods (Three Courtesans at a Drinking Party)
1800 – 1810
Museum Purchase
1960/1.138
The kneeling figure in the foreground is grand courtesan Hinatsuru.  Her kamuro (attendant) is arranging a vase of chrysanthemums beside her. The circular inset contains a poet and his poem addressed to the two of them:<br />In its wake<br />The autumn grasses wither.<br />Indeed, the mountain wind<br />Has now become a gale.
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesans of the Chôjiya: Hinatsuru and Her Attendant
1785 – 1795
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
1948/1.184
A man and a woman gaze at eachother at the center of this print. The woman’s hair is decorated with large pins, and she wears an elegant blue robe with white flowers. She holds a koto on her lap and a writing brush in her right hand. On the back of the koto are the characters go dai riki. The man holds a pipe in his hand and sits with his back against her legs. He wears a black robe with white hatches.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Geisha Koman; Satsuma Gengobei; Toyokuni ga (Artist's signature); To, Asakusa, Namiki, Daitora han (Publisher's seal); aratame, tatsu 6 (Censor's seal)<br />
 
Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese (culture or style))
New Satsuma Style Made to Order: Iwai Kumesaburō III as Geisha Koman and Kataoka Gadō II as Satsuma Gengobei
1856
Gift of Dr. James Hayes
2003/1.469
This is a portrait of a courtesan and her two attendants. The courtesan wears a red cloak with a peacock flying over peonies and a pale green color kimono with “shippô” (seven treasures) pattern. Her green obi, tied in the front, has design of red and blue clouds with gold plants. She is turning away from a viewer to show the gorgeous cloak. Her hair is sculpted in a butterfly shape on the top and has wings to the side. Tortoise-shell combs and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. Her two attendants flank the courtesan; they wear matching, dark green kimono with chrysanthemum flower design and red underkimono. Their kimono have especially long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Their obi are in brocade and tied on their backs. Their hair is sculpted in round shape on their tops and has side wings like the courtesan. They wear silver hair accessories of cherry blossoms and tassels, long hairpins and red silk ribbons. The attendant on the left holds a battledore pad and the right attendant h
Hosoda Eishi
Beauty under Cherry Blossoms
1810
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1977/1.180
This is a portrait of courtesan and her attendant. The courtesan wears a kimono with overall cherry blossom patterns and a darker color cloak with fan, plover and wave design lining with overall cherry blossom design silk; the cloak is slipping from her right shoulder. Her obi is draped in front; it has overall hollyhock pattern. Her face is white; Her hair is sculpted like a balloon on the top and has broad wings to the side. Tortoise-shell comb and multiple hairpins adorn the hair. She is strolling toward the right. Her attendant is walking behind her, her face and body partially hidden by the courtesan. She wears the matching kimono with plover and wave design; her kimono has long sleeves (furisode), whose openings are tied with ribbons. Her obi, with peony and geometric design, is tied at the back. Her hair is in the similar shape as the courtesan but not too exaggerated. But she wears an enormous hair accessory consisting of cherry blossoms and tassels, made of silver. Her face is also in white. The pain
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan in procession
1793 – 1795
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1962/1.104
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