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Title
No. 6, the courtesan Imamurasaki of Kinbei Daikoku dancing Imayo
Lives of Modern People, A Supplement of the Yamato Newspaper
Alternative Title
Kinsei jinbutsu shi, Yamato shinbun froku: Dai roku, Kinbei Daikoku no shogi Imamrasaki
Creator
Yoshitoshi, Tsukioka
Date Created and/or Issued
1887
Publication Information
The Yamato Newspaper Company
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints
Rights Information
The contents of this item, including all images and text, are for personal, educational, and non-commercial use only. The contents of this item may not be reproduced in any form without the express permission of Scripps College. Any form of image reproduction, transmission, display, or storage in any retrieval system is prohibited without the written consent of Scripps College and other copyright holders. Scripps College retains all rights, including copyright, in data, images, documentation, text and other information contained in these files. For permissions, please contact: Scripps College, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Attn: Rights and Reproductions, 1030 Columbia Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Description
The courtesan Imamurasaki, dressed in festive, long-sleeved robes and a small hat, is depicted dancing to imayo music. Imayo was a popular form of music that originated among the common people, but toward the end of the Heian period was taken up by the aristocracy. Many famous performers of Imayo were courtesans or Shirabyoshi--female dancer-musicians.
Type
Image
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cyw/id/382
Language
Japanese
Subject
Portrait
Women
Courtesans
Hats
Kimonos
Ukiyo-e
Print
Time Period
Meiji (Japan, 1869-1912)
Source
Wood-block Printing; Ink on Paper; 13 in. x 8 3/4 in. (330.2 mm x 222.25 mm)
Relation
Chikanobu and Yoshitoshi Woodblock Prints - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cyw

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