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160901-0021 - Tayuu Courtesan


Meiji 1900s Unknown

Hikifuda (引札), a print used as an advertising flyer by local shops. They were popular from the 1800s through the 1920s.

This print shows a Tayuu (太夫, high class prostitute) with two kabuki actors representing samurai in the background.

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