Art on Tuesday: Octopus Fishing at Takasagi

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This ukiyo e by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 歌川 国芳 (1797-1861) was made in 1852. You see a woman reading to her cat wanting to know if she is deciding right away. The frame in the background shows a scene of octopus fishing at Takasago. The picture is part of a series called Auspicious Desires on Land and Sea and it is very popular.

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