Monday, August 21, 2006

Yoshitoshi, Geisha at a Flower Festival, 1880

From a series titled Tokyo jiman junikagetsu, literally "Twelve Months With the Boasts of Tokyo." Here a geisha admires the huge chrysanthemums at a famous flower festival in the Sendagi district. Tokyo life was punctuated by a regular series of festivals throughout the year. This print depicts the ninth month. The pattern on the geisha's kimono is of maple leaves and spider webs. --- Image by © Asian Art & Archaeology, Inc./CORBIS

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