Re: Sadatora triptych

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Posted by Alec W. ( on August 27, 2020 at 03:59:11:

In Reply to: Sadatora triptych posted by John Lord on August 27, 2020 at 02:09:09:

There's an impression of this at the National Diet Library (see pp. 42-44):

NDL gives the title as 吉原仲之町夕暮楼, which I read as "Yoshiwara Nakanochō yūgure-rō". I'm not totally sure how to interpret that last bit -- the literal translation is something like "twilight tower", but perhaps it relates to the use of the term "seirō" 青楼 ("blue towers" or "green houses") as a poetic reference to Yoshiwara brothels?

The publisher is Ezakiya Tatsuzō 江崎屋辰蔵.

NDL doesn't offer a date past "Bunsei to Tenpō" (1818-1844), so not much help there.


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