Re: Woodblock Print Unidentified

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Posted by Alec W. ( on August 18, 2020 at 05:09:00:

In Reply to: Woodblock Print Unidentified posted by Brooke on August 17, 2020 at 19:41:38:

This is a design by Furuyama Moromasa 古山師政 (fl. c. 1740s). It depicts a view looking into the Yoshiwara licensed quarter through the quarter's main gate. This impression is clearly a modern reprint.

I haven't quickly located an image of an original impression of this design, but here's an original of a similar design from the same artist and publisher:


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