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Girls in dancing dress from the series, "Popular Entertainment at the Niwaka Festival" ("Seiro Niwaka Zensei Asobi") c. 1790

IU, un s. on plate c. r. "Shunzan ga"; inscr. on plate t. r. "Popular entertainment at the Niwaka Festival" (translation); publisher's seal b. l.; 'kiwame' censor's seal b. r. CRE SHUNZAN, Katsukawa; (Japanese; active 1782 - 1798) PUB Nishimura-ya Yohachi (nishiyo) (Eijudo). This publishing house was active from 1710 - 1840. Shunzan's print depicts four women performing a dance at the annual Niwak…