Caught in the Rain


Caught in the Rain
Book page   (Part of the set: Flowers of the Seasons)

Kitagawa Utamaro
Yoshikawa Kōbunkan


Print is Public Domain; Photography is:   Creative Commons License


This print appears to show two courtesans battling strong rain and wind to be on time for an appointment, a staff member of their brothel holding a lantern introducing their company leading the way. The two women are wearing head coverings to protect their carefully styled hair and use tie-up coats to protect their expensive clothing from the rain. The angle of the rain and the strong image of the umbrellas make this a particularly eye-catching print.

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