Artist: Utagawa Kuniyasu (歌川国安)

Print: Morning routine of a beautiful woman from an untitled series of bijin accompanied by poems

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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

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - another print from this series;

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.


There is another print from this series from the Erich Gross collection in Switzerland that is illustrated on page 254 or Japanese Woodblock Prints by Andreas Marks, 2010.