Pictured / Tiresome  

Woodblock Print by Isoda Koryûsai 

by Crème Brûlée

Did you see it Small Flower?

No mistress, but I think I heard something...

It was there my Lady, I know it was! It ran from the corner!

Do find it, will you Dancing Carp? I do not wish to stand here all night wondering if it has made a home in my new kimono. How tiresome...


This gorgeous woodblock print comes from a terrific site put together by the Library of Congress. It was part of the exhibition, "The Floating World of Ukiyo-E: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance". There are some remarkable images on display:
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Artist: Isoda Koryûsai.
Title:Ukifune of the Kanaya Quarter: First Designs of the Young Plants
(Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyô: Kanaya uchi Ukifune), ca. 1770s.
Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in.

You can find this particular image (large copy is there too) and lots of interesting information on this page of the site:
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