Art on Tuesday: Motozue of the Daimonjiya

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This beauty with her cute little kitten was painted by Chôkosai Eishô as a part of the series Contest of Beauties of the Pleasure Quarters (Kakuchû bijin kurabe) in 1795–97. I like the playful character of the scene. Look at the rich detailed pattern of the kimono and the background. Looks like a wallpaper pattern.

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