A pair of famous stage lovers: a wealthy commoner and his mistress, Urasato and Tokijiro. Colour woodcut by Kunisada I, 1859.
- Utagawa, Toyokuni, 1786-1865.
- Month 12, 1859
About this work
The man holds the end of his pipe: the tissue in the woman's mouth suggests they are about to make love
The series of moon, snow and blossom was a popular poetic triad
The figures are in heavy kimono as befits the thematic link with snow