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Reception Room in the Yoshiwara (Hokkoku no zashiki), second (?) edition, from the series Ten Beautiful Faces (Bijin jûyô)

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The MFA impression has no publisher's mark or title. The British Museum impression has the publisher's mark of Yorozuya Kichibei and the title "Bijin jûyô: Hokkoku no zashiki (Ten Beautiful Faces: Reception Room in the Yoshiwara)."


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1797 (Kansei 9)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #525.5 (with publisher's mark and title text)


Vertical ôban; 35.9 x 23.6 cm (14 1/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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