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Two Lovers Playing a Single Shamisen, 1766-1769. Color Woodblock print. Suzuki Harnobu (1725-1770).Courtesan and client in brothel. Attributed to Kitagawa Utamaro (1745-1806).Wakashu and Young Woman with Hawks. ca. 1803. Bunro (active 1801-1804).Wakashu with a Shoulder Drum. Hosoda Eisui (1790-1823).The Young Man’s Dream. A Wakashu dreams of sleeping wih a famous courtesan. ca. 1801-1802. Kitagawa Utamaro.Two Couples in a Teahouse. ca. 1769.Suzuki Harnobu.