Samurai and courtesans

Samurai and courtesans

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Credit: BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Samurai looking at seven kneeling courtesans two of which are playing musical instruments. Woodblock printed hand-coloured. Image taken from Scenes in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters. Originally published in Edo 1678. Illustrated by Moronobu Hishikawa.

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Keywords: arts and entertainment occupations, artwork, asia, courtesan, entertainment, historical, history, illustration, illustration techniques, image techniques, japan, japanese, moronobu hishikawa, musician, recreation role, scenes in the yoshiwara pleasure quarters, service occupations, woodblock

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