Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
Spring 2007, vol 5 no 1

TRADITIONAL HAIGA
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A classic elegant portrait of a courtesan.
The "northern villages" is a euphemism for the Yoshiwara
which was in the northern part of Edo.

Artist: Kunimaru
Title: Courtesan Shiragiku of the Tama House
Series: Hokuri Bijin Awase - Beauties of the Northern Villages
Date: c. 1820
Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi
Format: Oban (10 1/4" X 15 1/4")


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