The River Port Eguchi, c. 1832

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Eguchi is the name of a river port in Osaka, which is also known for its famous gay quarter. The woman (mae shite) in picture is a ghost of the courtesan who refused to let the travelling monk, Saigyo a long time ago. The man in picture(waki) is another travelling monk came along the same place where Saigyo saw the courtesan. The red structure is a boat used by courtesans around this area to entertain their guests.

The River Port Eguchi
Artist Life
1780 - 1850
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