Yoshitoshi: April: The Geisha Otsuyu of Yanagibashi at the Wisteria Arbor at Kameido shrine leans forward to feed a biscuit to the ducks.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Artist: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Title: April: The Geisha Otsuyu of Yanagibashi at the Wisteria Arbor at Kameido shrine leans forward to feed a biscuit to the ducks.
Series: The Pride of Tokyo’s Twelve Months (Tokyo jiman jûnikagetsu)
Date: 1880

Kameido’s park had an arbor with wisteria that was famous for its beauty. During its blooming time it was one of the most popular enjoyments for visitors. Here Otsuyu, a geisha in Yanagibashi, hangs on to one of the poles of the arbor by the pond and seems to feed ducks a biscuit. From the series “The Pride of Tokyo’s Twelve Months”.

April: Otsuyu of Yanagibashi at the Wisteria Arbor at Kameido (shigatsu Kameido no fuji, Yanagibashi Otsuyu)

Condition: Very good impression and condition. Excellent color.
Dimensions: ôban
Publisher: Inoue
Literature: Listed in “Beauty & Violence”, series number 39.
Seal: carver’s seal: Katada Hori Chô (Katada Chôjirô)
Signature: Yoshitoshi ga

SKU: YOT290


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