Dawn Inside the Yoshiwara

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    A side-street of the pleasure quarter of Edo at dawn, with customers and a taiyu (fourth from the left), a high-class courtesan, going home after a night of revelry. The customer in the foreground has his face concealed by the customary discreet garment.

    In: Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Tokyo: A Selection from the Woodblock-Print Series ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo’ by Ando Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993)

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Yoshiwara

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, Hiroshige's Views of Tokyo: A Selection from the Woodblock-Print Series ‘One Hundred Views of Famous Places in Edo’ by Ando Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993), no. 6 on p. 9, illus. p. 17 pl. 6

Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), no. 25, illus. p. 97

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