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Samurai and courtesans

Samurai and courtesans

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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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