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'Fashions for Enjoying the Four Seasons'

Eizan, 1815, Wood cut
'Fashions for Enjoying the Four Seasons'
'Fashions for Enjoying the Four Seasons'
'Fashions for Enjoying the Four Seasons'
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Item no
356
Title
'Fashions for Enjoying the Four Seasons' ('Furyu shiki asobu')
Description
This is a full-length print of two courtesans. The women wear their belt sashes (obi) tied at the front instead of the back, making it easier for them to dress themselves. The woman standing is holding a paper fan (uchiwa) behind her, and the kneeling courtesan is carrying a pillow (makura). Both women wear their hair in the customary elaborate hairstyles with rod shaped hairpins (kogai). Hairstyles changed to reflect a courtesan's level of apprenticeship and training; ornaments changed monthly, depending on the season and the annual festivals.
Artist / maker
Eizan
Date
1815
Size
33.5 x 23 cm.
Type
Location
Art and Design Library
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Price
Digital FileElectronic file 72 dpi JPEG
£5.80(inc. VAT 20%)
Digital FileElectronic File 300 dpi TIFF
£29.40(inc. VAT 20%)
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