kuniyoshi hana goyomi restaurant
Marijn Kruijff
03/07/2019
4 min
2

Sensual Kuniyoshi Print With Secret Encounter In a Restaurant

03/07/2019
4 min
2

The famous Utagawa school artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was a fruitful designer of erotica. His work was made to the most painstaking standards of color-printing, and his focus was more on the lives of ordinary townspeople.

A Thousand Chores

A nice example of this is the four page fold-out design below that takes place in a Fukugawa restaurant near the harbour. The vast room is crowded with geishas going about a thousand chores among huge bags of laundry, carrying their instrument cases and trays laden with platters of food, some stepping towards the outside area, where a party can just be seen taking place.

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Assignation in the bedding cupboard of a Fukugawa restaurant‘ (c.1835) from the series ‘Hana goyomi (Flower Calendar)‘ by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Tittle-Tattle

On the right, in a corner that is anything but screened off, a couple are making love lying on some sacks, while three geisha in the foreground exchange tittle-tattle about it. A young mysterious client wearing a hood (zukin) to conceal his identity, is looking for a female companion.

Mastery

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Click HERE for more tantalizing designs of Kuniyoshi Calendar of Flower– series or HERE for another design taking place in a crowded area (a kabuki theatre)…!!!

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