Sadakage (act. 1818 - 44)
8.25 x 7.25 in (20.96 x 18.42 cm)
Series: Untitled series of Famous Places in Edo Privately Published by the Shakuyakutei and his Circle Fine impression, color and condition. Artist seal: Kakuhan Mokuboji is a temple that is famous for its cherry blossoms, willow trees and the grave of the abducted child Umewakamaru, who was glamorized in the Noh play Sumidagawa. The design depicts a woman readjusting her hair after meeting with a customer. The suggestive poem bynRosatsuan Baiei is titled Mokuboji. The plum blossom and ice border indicates it was done for Shkuyakutei and his circle. The uses a punon the word iro, which can mean color or love. Is there anything to equal the colors of love in the Spring. She is skillful in putting make-up on her green willow brows.