Playing with Fireworks


Playing with Fireworks
Book page   (Part of the set: Flowers of the Seasons)

Kitagawa Utamaro
Yoshikawa Kōbunkan


Print is Public Domain; Photography is:   Creative Commons License


A child prepares to light a firework while a courtesan relaxes with a fan, cooling herself, and another, with a baby on her back, smiles and talks with a little girl, perhaps her daughter. While we cannot tell from the colour of the sky in the print, it is probably already evening, as the baby on its mothers back helpfully holds a little lantern.

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