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Artist: Keisai Eisen (渓斎英泉)

Print: The Eleventh Month (十一月), First Snowfall on the Day of the Rooster, the Tori-no-hi Festival (Jūichigatsu, hatsuyuki, tori no hi - 初雪酉の日): Aizome (相染) of the Ebiya (海老屋内), from the series Annual Events in the New Yoshiwara (Shin Yoshiwara nenjū gyōji -新吉原年中行事)

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Dates: circa 1828 - 1829,available
Dimensions: 10.0 in,14.75 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: color woodblock print
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Signature: Keisai Eisen ga (渓斎英泉画)
Publisher's seal: Daikokuya (Marks U032 Seals 02-052)
Censor seal: kiwame

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Google maps - Yoshiwara Shrine - one of the only signs of where this famous district was;

Physical description:

Oiran conversing with a peddler who is offering Aizome items through the vertical slats at the front of the house of prostitution where she works. Marks in U032 (Daikokuya) dates this series to the late 1820s.

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There is another print 'from this series' in the Lyon Collection - #726.

Illustrated in color in 原色浮世絵大百科事典 (Genshoku Ukiyoe Daihyakka Jiten), vol. 11, p. 76.