MATERIAL: Woodblock Printed
TYPE: Book
DIMENSIONS: 5 X 7 inches (closed)
COMPONENTS: 52 pages, 8 have fine early Japanese woodblock prints, including 2 street maps
CONDITION: Original covers & title slip, contents complete, some stains, generally fair shape for this type of well-used item
NOTES: Original; a rare artifact depicting the seedier side of Edo life.
ITEM ID: 863
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Guide to Brothels of Yoshiwara

DATE
Decade: 1740s
Century: 18th (1701-1800)

Japanese book of a guide to the brothels and prostitutes of Yoshiwara, with a detailed street map with shop names where prostitutes could be found.

According to Natsue Hayward, this guide is by Suzuki Harunobu.

ARTISTS
Name: Suzuki Harunobu
Type: Author