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Street scene in the pleasure quarter of Edo Japan

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Discover the cast of characters in a woodblock print of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter in Edo Japan (present-day Tokyo).

View all the videos in this series on woodblock prints from the exhibition The Printer's Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection:

  1. Street scene in the Pleasure Quarter of Edo Japan
  2. Courtesans of the South Station
  3. Courtesan playing with a cat
  4. Hunting for Fireflies
  5. The actor Ichikawa Danzo IV in a Shibaraku role
  6. Genji Ukifune

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