Attributed to Utagawa Kunisada, Toyokuni III, 1786-1865
Comparison of Flowers of the Stations: Mariko
Iro Kurabe Hana No Miyakoji: Mariko)
a young girl wearing a yellow and brown plaid kosode, probably a waitress or cook at a roadside restaurant, contends with an over-eager customer wearing a blue and grey striped robe; large bowl with mashed mountain yams in background (tororo, believed to provide strength for sexual activities) beside a cutting table with knife, with metallic printing on a sliding door in the background and blind-printing on her upper thigh, ca. 1840s
koban yoko-e 3 1/2 by 4 3/4 in., 9 by 12.2 cm
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