Women talking in a bath house


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    Utagawa Toyokuni specialized in portraits of kabuki actors. After about 1790 he produced bijinga for the publisher Izumiya Ichibei and later created his own style while also incorporating the styles of Kiyonaga and Utamaro.

    On the right, a woman in a yukata waits her turn to bathe, talking to another woman who is wearing a summer kimono.

    Interestingly, these are depicted with shadows to give them a three dimensional look, which for prints is uncommon.

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