Evening Snow at Yamashita

Evening Snow at Yamashita

Object Title:

Evening Snow at Yamashita

Series Title:

The Eight Views of Edo's Red-light District

Date:

c. 1770

Artist:

Isoda Koryüsai

Publisher:

Unknown Publisher

Medium:

Color woodblock print Technique: Nishiki-e (Woodblock print with color blocks)

Credit Line:

Gift of James A. Michener, 1970 (15994)

Object Number:

15994

Other Title:

Kanji : 山下の暮雪 Series Kanji : 江戸色里八景

Description:

""There were many brothel districts in the city of Edo. These unlicensed areas were known as okabasho, and one of them, Yamashita, was located at the foot of the hill at Ueno, which is the present vicinity of Japan Railway's Ueno Station. A courtesan welcomes her customer who is visiting in spite of the snow."" (Tadashi Kobayashi, Edo Beauties in Ukiyo-e prints, 1994)