[Hotoke Gozen]

Item Info

Item No: facjp00002
Title: [Hotoke Gozen]
Media Type: Woodcuts
Source: Print and Picture Collection

A female figure sits by a screen with waves on it. a sword and fan are found by her feet. signed

[A Comparison of the Ogura One Hundred Poets #12: Hotoke gozen, 1845-1847. Oban.]

"Hiroshige illustrates the dancer Hotoke Gozen bowing before the despotic ruler Taira Kiyomori, (not shown). Hotoke was a shirabyoshi - a type of female courtesan who danced in male clothes."

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Image Dimensions Width: 36 cm
Creator Name: Hiroshige, Utagawa, 1797-1858 - Artist