Artist: Utagawa Kuniyasu (歌川国安)

Print: Toothpaste from the series A Collection of Geisha

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Dates: 1818 - 1830,created
Dimensions: 9.75 in,13.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese color woodblock print

Signed: Kuniyasu ga (国安画)
Artist's seal: toshidama
Publisher: Ōmiya Heihachi
(Marks 413 seal 01-108)
Censor's seal: kiwame

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Physical description:

Courtesan in casual robe with toothbrush and water bowl. Text is a humorous kyōka poem.

This poem reads from the far left to the right: 三味綿のうはへはてうし合せても心の糸はねをしめにけ.


Illustrated in color in 原色浮世絵大百科事典 (Genshoku Ukiyoe Daihyakka Jiten), vol. 8, p. 119.

Another copy of this print can be found in the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden.