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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

Isoda Koryūsai
Courtesan Tasting a Morning-glory Bud
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (Japanese (culture or style))
Twenty-four Japanese Paragons of Filial Piety: Chûjôhime
1838 – 1848
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Mary L. Herbst

Torii Kiyonaga
Haifû yanagi-daru: Maid and Young Girl in a Doorway
1780 – 1790
Museum Purchase
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
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, the evening sky and festivities.  The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event. The title for the print is located in the upper right corner in a red box.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: #9 The Tennô Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province
1853 – 1856
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This print shows a seated audience at a theater. The three most visible figures wear kimono, the obi tied in the back, and kneel overlooking a balcony above the stage. The figures in the foreground are more clearly defined, the outlines of the figures in the background blend into one another to create a dark undefined area.
Oda Kazuma
Theater Going (Kangeki)
Gift of the artist, through Mr. and Mrs. Yoshito Yamamoto
Near dusk, a woman in a kimono walks outside a Japanese style building with a shoji screen for a wall. The silhouettes of merry-makers inside can be seen, revealing the figure of a man and also a woman, probably a geisha, holding an instrument that appears to be a shamisen.
Takahashi Hiroaki
Evening in Tokyo: Figures in Silhouette behind a Shoji screen
1900 – 1921
Gift of Millard Pryor in Memory of Mary S. Pryor
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
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

Isoda Koryūsai
Chôzan of the Chôjiya House and Her Attendants
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
Boats with white and yellow bowed square sails on a coastal inlet.
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese (culture or style))
The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Kichizo Edition): #31 Maisaka
1845 – 1855
Gift of J C Mathes and the Tokyo Center for Language & Culture (TCLC)