Arts and Designs of Japan
June Selection June 2017

Artist Shigemasa
Title Servant applying medicine to a geisha's arm
Date c. 1790
Format Aiban (8 1/2" X 12 1/4")
Comment From a shunga set, though not explicitly erotic, and unsigned as are most shunga
The servant appears to be applying moxa, dried mugwort that is burned on the skin, as there is a faint smoke trail coming from the geisha's arm.
Price $450.
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