Te-ike no hana 'Hand-picked flower', a term used to refer to a geisha or courtesan who has become the wife or mistress of the patron who bought out her contract with a bordello, illustrating a woman tuning a samisen, with poems by Rakuyoan, Ryueishi and Buwaian Futaki. Yanagawa Shigenobu II (c.1824-1860). Kakuban surimono. 21.4 x 19.1cm.
4584970219th CenturyBlossomCatFlowerHandPickedHeaddressJapaneseJapanese ArtistKakubanKimonoMale ArtistMusical InstrumentOne PersonOne Woman OnlyPoemPrintSamisenShigenobuSurimonoTraditional CostumeTuningYanagawa Shigenobu