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Mitsuuji and the geisha Tasogare, by Utagawa Kunisada

Image attached to P.310-2013

An image of Mitsuuji and the geisha Tasogare in the Misujimachi pleasure quarter in Kyoto. From: Rustic Genji Suma koto (Sumagoto inaka Genji). Kunisada, Utagawa (Japanese, 1786 1865). Book printed in colour from woodblocks with metallic pigment, burnishing and blind embossing (karazuri), 3 volumes, hanshibon format, 'hybrid' binding (konsei-toji), colour-printed covers, printed silk title slips, 'numbered' ten (heaven) chi (earth) jin (man), colour-printed wrapper (fukuro) with Genji chapter symbols and scenes in shells, with wooden case (chitsu). Author: Ryûtei Tanehiko. Edo Period. 1838.

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Mitsuuji and the geisha Tasogare in the Misujimachi pleasure quarter in Kyoto. From: Rustic Genji Suma koto (Sumagoto inaka Genji). Kunisada, Utagawa (Japanese, 1786 1865). Book printed in colour from woodblocks with metallic pigment, burnishing and blind embossing (karazuri), 3 volumes, hanshibon format, 'hybrid' binding (konsei-toji), colour-printed covers, printed silk title slips, 'numbered' ten (heaven) chi (earth) jin (man), colour-printed wrapper (fukuro) with Genji chapter symbols and scenes in shells, with wooden case (chitsu). Author: Ryûtei Tanehiko. Edo Period. 1838.

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  • Accession Number: P.310-2013
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael F. Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 702 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 257.71kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2013:09:02 16:33:14

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