The Willow tree at the Gate of Shimabara – Tokuriki, Tomikichiro

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The Willow tree at the Gate of Shimabara – Tokuriki, Tomikichiro

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This print is November from the series “Twelve Months of Kyoto” and depicts a willow tree at the large gate of Shimabara. This was the main gate for the designated courtesans’ district (yūkaku) in Kyoto, from 1640-1958, and later also a geisha district (hanamachi). This district is now defunct as an area for courtesans and geishas but continues to operate as a tourist area.

Format is Shikishiban with no margins.Print was orignally mounted on a thick, decorative shikishiban board. Not examined outside frame.

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Date of Creation

Medium

Publisher

Uchida

Dimensions

10.1"x11.4”

Series

Twelve Months of Kyoto

Signature

Signature "Tomikichiro" in the image.

Reference

Minneapolis Institute of Art 120405; artelino 47403

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