Preparing for a River Party


Preparing for a River Party
Book page   (Part of the set: Flowers of the Seasons)

Kitagawa Utamaro
Yoshikawa Kōbunkan


Print is Public Domain; Photography is:   Creative Commons License


In this print, a courtesan dressed in very elegant clothes boards a yakatabune (屋形船), a privately owned boat usually luxuriously decorated and with tatami mats and low-style tables to entertain guests. A woman at the right of the print brings some food to the boat in preparation for the party, and one courtesan sits inside the boat, ready to go.

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