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Arai: Michinoku and Michiuta of the Maru-Ebiya, from the series A Tôkaidô Board Game of Courtesans: Fifty-three Pairings in the Yoshiwara (Keisei dôchû sugoroku/Mitate Yoshiwara gojûsan tsui [no uchi])

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Keisai Eisen ga


Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—MFA Chinese Expedition, 1923-24

Japanese, Edo period, about 1821–23 (Bunsei 4–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba City Museum of Art, Keisai Eisen (2012), #248; another print in the series (Mishima): Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 4, Victoria and Albert Museum I (1989), pl. 160


Vertical ôban; 38 x 25.5 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper