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Waitress Okita of the Teahouse Naniwa

Size: 38.5cm by 26.0cm (15.16 in by 10.24 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Mid Showa | Currency: $ / £ /

Price: ¥ 8,000$ 76.00£ 56.75€ 63.75 [Item has been sold]

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Description: "Okita was a beautiful waitress at the Naniwaya tea-house near Asakusa Temple in the city of Edo. When Utamaro created this print of her, she would have been about fifteen years old. Utamaro also included a cartouche in the shape of a poem card in the upper left portion of the print with a poem by Katsura-no-Mayuzumi that further attests to the allure of Okita: Resting at the tea-house in Naniwaya district, Myriad as the reeds of Naniwa Bay Art those who come running at the name of this shop Each passerby has to stop." (Quoted from the Minneapolis Institute of Art)

There are one or two very light creases to the print.

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