Posted by sato‚³‚Æsugar (22.214.171.124) on January 18, 2011 at 15:01:30:
In Reply to: can anyone identify this pentatych? posted by belsipe on January 16, 2011 at 22:20:07:
Depicts the ground floor of the typical big courtesan house in Yoshiwara. There are an entrance, a banquet hall, Harimise (a room facing on the street and passengers can see courtesans sitting there), house master's seat, utility room, kitchen, and more on the the ground floor.
Most of people here are house staff, servants, maids and courtesans. They are working busily preparing food, waiting for customers, powdering faces or doing other odd jobs. And the man you mentioned is master of this house, sitting with his wife and watching people come and go.
You can see a stairway on right side that leads you to second floor where the customers would come and have fun with girls.
Welcome to Ougiya house!^^
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