Artist: Shunbaisai Hokuei
Title: Shamisen Player Ökiyo Komine
Date: 1830 ca.
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Hokuei, a pupil of Shunkösai Hokushü, produced more than 250 designs during his relatively short period of activity. This print depicts a courtesan disguised as a famous shamisen player (in Kabuki plays) for the Shimanouchi parade in Osaka. (from Kamigata-e exhibition 4/1/2008-)