In this theatrical scene, the actor Fujimura Handay holds a small wooden bucket in his hand. The bucket is "dressed" in a straw hat and a robe that is decorated with the crest of one of the Soga brothers, who were the subject of a popular Japanese tale of revenge.

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  • Title: Fujimura Handayu as a Courtesan
  • Creator: Torii Kiyomasu (Japanese)
  • Date Created: mid 1710s
  • Physical Dimensions: Sheet: 46.7 x 31.5 cm (18 3/8 x 12 3/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1916.1146
  • Medium: hand-colored woodblock print
  • Inscriptions: Signature: Torii Kiyomasu Artist Seal: Kiyomasu
  • Department: Japanese Art
  • Culture: Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade
  • Collection: Japanese Art
  • Accession Number: 1916.1146

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