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Enjoying the evening cool on the banks of the Sumida river

Utamaro Kitagawa (Japanese, 1754–1806)

Chusuke Yamaguchiya (Japanese)


Medium color woodblock print (oban, triptych) Measurements H: 14 13/16 x W: 29 1/2 in. (37.62 x 74.93 cm) Credit Purchase Accession Number 18.14.4 Location Not on View


This triptych shows women and children promenading with a famous landmark of Edo, the Ryogoku bridge, in the background. One of the children carries a lantern that bears the name of a famous restaurant and brothel, Onoshi fuhachi, which is the only indication that these women might be courtesans.