Mimasu-ya Koume Disguised as a Wealthy Man

Mimasu-ya Koume Disguised as a Wealthy Man

Object Title:

Mimasu-ya Koume Disguised as a Wealthy Man

Series Title:

Gion Costume Padade” (Nerimono)

Date:

c. 1816

Artist:

Anonymous

Active:

c. 1800s - 1810s

Publisher:

Kanöya Kitarö

Medium:

Technique: Stencil printing (Kappa-zuri)

Credit Line:

Anonymous, 2006 (30224)

Object Number:

30224

Other Title:

Kanji : 女だいじん 三升屋小梅 Series Kanji : 祇園神輿あらい練りもの姿

Description:

Both this print and the following print (HAA#30223) depict historic annual costume parades in the Gion district of Kyoto, during shrine festivals (in this case, for the Gion Shrine). The celebrations often featured waitresses, geisha, and courtesans adorned in fanciful dress, at times performing skits or pantomimes about well-known figures from contemporary society, Kabuki Theater, history, and legend. (from Kamigata-e exhibition 4/1/08-)