Art on Tuesday: Young Man with Falcon

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This ukiyo e was made around 1798 by the Japanese painter Chôkôsai Eishô who was active in the years from 1780 to 1800. Although you might think it is a woman on the first glance the hair dress points out that the person is a man with the rank of a samurai. Falconry was a popular sport in the Edo years. Look here for interesting information about falconry tradition in Japan.