Shoeitei Restaurant at Kuboch

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, 1839-1892

Tokyo Restaurants and Their Very Beautiful Dishes: The Shoeitei Restaurant at Kubocho
(Tokyo ryori sukoburu beppin: Shoeitei, Kubocho)

signed oju Yoshitoshi hitsu, kyogo (with the assistance of) Toshimaro, with publisher's seal Shiba Marujinpachi (Maruya Jinpachi of Tokokudo), and combined censor and date seal Hitsuji-kyu, aratame (year of the goat [1871], 9th lunar month, examined)

oban tate-e 14 1/2 by 9 7/8 in., 36.9 by 25.2 cm

The woman kneeling at the far right is identified as the geisha Okiku of the Suzukiya, who is said to have been Yoshitoshi's lover at the time of the print's publication. To her right are Koman (?), Shima (or Koma) in the distance, and the waitress Sakatsu carrying a tray of food.

Keyes 1983, p. 122 (Okiku); p. 394, no. 274.8
Segi 1985, p. 42, no. 48
Philadelphia Museum of Art, accession no. 1978-129-218



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