Category: Art

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Fukagawa Geisha and Tea Ceremony – Sado

by A Rim You As the first woman known to have called herself Geisha was a prostitute from Fukagawa, Fukagawa distirct’s Geisha culture has developed more than other districts. Among those various culture, tea ceremony is one of the most famous geisha culture in Fukagawa. Some Fukagawa geisha choose to study tea ceremony as part...

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Famous Fukagawa Geisha in Art

by  Xu Zhengqing “Snow at Fukagawa”, is one of three famous paintings by Kitagawa Utamoro who Utamaro was a master of Ukiyo-e painting, a genre that depicts the pleasures of the early Edo period’s (1603-1868). This one particularly shows the scene which geisha from Fukagawa red-light district in Edo with women who prepare food enjoying the...

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Fukagawa geisha in Japanese prints

by Ainaoyama Kitao Shigemasa (1739-1820), the owner of one of a few Fukagawa geisha portraits in print was the son of an Edo publisher and bookseller. Shigemasa was certainly one of the leading print designers of his time. Yet his works are less familiar than they deserve to be, given their obvious charm and finely balanced...

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