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Hour of the Dog (8pm)

Size: 40.0cm by 27.0cm (15.75 in by 10.63 in) | Enlargement | Shipping Code: [L] ?

Designer: Kitagawa Utamaro

Era: Post-war | Currency: $ / £ /

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

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Description: One design from Utamaro's famous series 'Twelve Hours in the Yoshiwara - actually 24 hours, as the day is here broken into 12 2-hour groups.

This one represents the Hour of the Dog, which equates roughly to what we would call 8:00 pm. A courtesan is writing a long extended letter, and whispers something to her attendant.

The series makes extensive use of tiny flakes of gold leaf scattered around the background. This version is from the Adachi Company, probably from the 70's~early 80's.


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