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Artist: Utagawa Kunisada (歌川国貞) / Toyokuni III (三代豊国)

Print: Ichikawa Monnosuke III (市川門之助) in the role of menoto Jiko? (めのとじこ?)

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Dates: circa 1815,available
Dimensions: 9.75 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print
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Signed: Gototei Kunisada ga
五渡亭国貞画
Publisher: Enomotoya Kichibei
(Marks 054 - seal 01-053)
Censor's seal: kiwame

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Physical description:

"Literally a wet nurse. In fact, a menoto was more than a wet nurse for the aristocracy. The big clans used to employ women of high birth to raise and educate their children. In the menoto system, the child was often taken away from his/her real mother and trusted to the menoto to be brought up separately. It used to be accepted as the right way to raise children.

In Japanese: 乳人"

This is quoted directly from Kabuki21.