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a brothel geisha of the Koka era (1844 - 1848). It is autumn and she is about to take part in the Niwaka festival, perhaps the most colorful of the many festivals held during the course of the year in the Yoshiwara (red light area). It featured special dances performed by courtesans and geisha dressed in men's and women's costumes.. As was the custom for the event, she has dressed in the clothes of a man and has fashioned her hair into a man’s style. Yoshitoshi,

Yoshitoshi - Suitable: the appearance of a geisha of the licensed quarters in the Koka era, No. Thirty-Two Aspects of Women A charming print depicting young geisha participating.