Posted by Lucienne (18.104.22.168) on August 18, 2020 at 12:42:07:
In Reply to: Woodblock Print Unidentified posted by Brooke on August 17, 2020 at 19:41:38:
If you're interested you can find very interesting information about the Yoshiwara on the site below
If, like me you were wondering why one of the caracters had a closed umbrella on the head, you'll be surprised by this explanation (below info taken from floating world study)
Over time the government had begun to disapprove of samurai visiting brothels and many wore large hats to hide their identities. In 1693 and again in 1735 daimyo were banned from visiting the Yoshiwara.
Below is a print by Hiroshige, snow covered ground, in front of a daimyo building of caracter wearing same type of hat
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