“High-Ranked Courtesan” from the Series [Five Shades of Ink in the Northern Quarter]

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“High-Ranked Courtesan” from the Series [Five Shades of Ink in the Northern Quarter]

Paintings / Edo

By Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806)

Edo period, 18th century

大判 錦絵

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This print depicts an [oiran] in “The Northern Quarter,” a euphemism for the Yoshiwara brothel district. [Oiran] were the highest-class courtesans of the Yoshiwara."

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