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  • Bed cover with phoenix in flight above stylized paulownia, 1850–1900. Japan; Edo (1615–1868) or Meiji period (1868–1912). Cotton, paste resist-dyed and painted. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Outer robe with wisteria and stylized waves, 1750–1850. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). Silk satin, silk, and couched gold thread embroidery, shaped resist–dyed. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Robe with willow tree and Chinese characters, 1700–1800. Japan. Silk, paste resist- and stencil-dyed, silk and couched gold thread embroidery. John C. Weber Collection.
  • A visit to the Yoshiwara, late 1680s, by Hishikawa Moronobu (d. 1694). Handscroll; ink, colors, and gold on paper. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Three beauties, approx. 1789–1792, by Katsukawa Shunsho (d. 1792). Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Peony, from the handscroll Secret Games in the Spring Palace (Shungu higi), approx. 1775–1780, by Katsukawa Shunsho (d. 1792). Handscroll section mounted as hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Beauty reading a letter, approx. 1783–1784, by Katsukawa Shunsho (d. 1792). Hanging scroll; ink, colors, silver, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya brothel, 1794–1795, by Kitagawa Utamaro (1754–1806). Fan painting; ink, colors, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Courtesans promenading under blossoming cherry, 1781–1789, by Kubo Shunman (1757–1820). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Reading by lantern light, approx. 1776–1786, by Tsukioka Settei (1726–1786). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Courtesan in her boudoir, approx. 1818–1825, by Utagawa Toyokuni (1769–1825). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Evening rain in the Yoshiwara, approx. 1830–1844, by Teisai Hokuba (1757–1844). Hanging scroll; ink, colors, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Hell Courtesan (Jigoku Dayu), late 1840s, by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861). Hanging scroll remounted as a framed panel; ink, colors, and gold on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Courtesan promenading under cherry blossoms, approx. 1815–1819, by Katsushika Hokuun (active approx. 1800–1844). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. John C. Weber Collection.
  • Mirror stand with wisteria decoration, 1750–1850. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). Lacquered wood with gilded copper fittings; bronze (mirror). John C. Weber Collection.
  • Summer robe with cormorant-fishing design, 1800–1850. Japan; Edo period (1615–1868). Silk crepe, paste resist- and stencil-dyed, silk and couched gold thread embroidery; silk lining. John C. Weber Collection.