Category: Famous Fukagawa Geisha in Art

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Fukagawa geisha in Japanese prints

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 compositions, often...

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Fukagawa Geisha and Tea Ceremony – Sado

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 of their arts and...

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Famous Fukagawa Geisha in Art

“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 snow together....

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Yoru No Fukagawa Geisha

Yoru No Fukagawa Geisha translates to “A geisha on an evening stroll in Fukagawa.” Being one of the less famous works by the artist Utagawa, Toyokuni (1777-1835), also referred to as Toyokuni I, not much information about the painting is available. In the painting, a Fukagawa Geisha is seen taking a stroll through the night. References: Utagawa, T....

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Fukagawa hakkei 深川八景 (Eight Views of Fukagawa)

This painting is named “Fukagawa hakkei 深川八景 (Eight Views of Fukagawa)”, one of the series of Niken chaya no bosetsu 二軒茶屋ノ暮雪 (Evening Snow at the Niken Tea-house). It was produced in Edo period, 1772(c.), by Katsukawa Shunsho (勝川春章). It is Colour woodblock print. Two tea-house girls entertaining client in winter; view of Hachiman shrine in top section....

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Niken Chaya No Bosetsu / Fukagawa Hakkei

Object type: Print Title (object): Niken chaya no bosetsu 二軒茶屋ノ暮雪 (Evening Snow at the Niken Tea-house) Title (series): Fukagawa hakkei 深川八景 (Eight Views of Fukagawa) Description: Colour woodblock print. Two tea-house girls entertaining client in winter; view of Hachiman shrine in top section. Inscribed and signed. Producer name: Print artist: Katsukawa Shunsho (勝川春章) Culture/period: Edo Period Date:...

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Geisha, from the series Eight Views of Fukagawa (Tatsumi hakkei no uchi)

藝者「辰巳八景ノ内」 One of the most prominent and commercially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints of 19th Century Japan (Edo Period in Japan), Utagawa Kunisada 1786-1864 (歌川 国貞/Toyokuni III), created this woodblock print in the 1830s. Utagawa Kunisada was a highly respected artist and a master of Japanese woodblock print. In his lifetime, he produced between 20,000 to 25,000...

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Famous Geisha in Art

「当世美人合 辰巳」 This paint was painted by Utagawa Kunisada I At the end of the Edo period (1603–1867), Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo (capital city of Japan, now Tokyo). However, among European and American collectors of Japanese prints, beginning in the late 19th and early...

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Fukagawa in Snow

深川の雪- Fukagawa in Snow Kitagawa Utamaro Perhaps the most famous piece featuring Fukagawa geisha, Fukagawa in Snow is a massive woodblock print depicting over twenty women amidst a teahouse in winter. The artist, Kitagawa Utamaro, was quite famous for many of his works. Over the course of his life he reportedly created over 2,000 pieces,...

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