Collection

Our collection currently contains more than 100,000 works of art and design dating from ancient times to today. Of these objects, 1,997 of them are on view in the museum now. 13,662 of them are available online. There are 1,101 recent acquisitions. All of our collection records are living documents. They are frequently revised and enhanced.

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Utagawa Toyokuni II

The courtesan Shirokawa and her two kamuro Nagisa and Yumeno of the Tamaya (Tamaya nai shirokawa nagisa yumeno), 1830's
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Iga no Tsubone: midnight moon, Mount Yoshino (Yoshinoyama yowa no tsuki Iga no Tsubone), 1886.1
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Utagawa Kunisada II

Temporary quarters of the New Yoshiwara: Courtesans patronized by Owariya Hikotaro viewing cherry blossoms (Shin Yoshiwara kataku: Owariya Hikotaro kakae yujo hanami zu), 1863.2
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Kitagawa Utamaro

A parody (mitate) of Act 5 of Chūshingura (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers) with a courtesan of the Naniwaya (go-danme (Act 5) Naniwaya (inscribed to l. of figure) ), ca. 1794-1795
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Kitagawa Utamaro

The courtesan Hanaogi of the Ogiya with her shinzo Yoshino and Tatsuta and kamuro (Ogiya no nai Hanaogi Yoshino Tatsuta), ca.1795
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Utagawa Toyokuni

Nakamura Noshio II as a Courtesan in a Garden (nidai Nakamura Noshio), ca. 1800
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Keisai Eisen

Moon: The courtesan Egawa of the Marueiya (Tsuki: Egawa Marueiya nai), 1830's
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Katsukawa Shun'ei

The actor Segawa Kikunojo III as a courtesan from the Yamaya (sandai Segawa Kikunojo: yujo no Yamaya), 1798
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Moon at Seson Temple: Captain Yoshitaka (Shosho Yoshitaka Sesonji no tsuki), 1888
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Baien

Courtesan, ca. 1825-1827
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Ishikawa Toyonobu

The right panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Koito of the Itoya, 1730's
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Katsushika Hokusai

Segawa Kikunojo as the courtesan Okiku [the brothel name is illegible] (Segawa Kikunojo;...ya Okiku), 1770s-1780s
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Katsukawa Shuncho

Courtesan Shitzuka and her shinzo Hanano and Enoki of the Tamaya (Tamayanai shitusuke Hanano Enoki), 1790's
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Baien

Poem Card, ca. 1825-1827
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Suzuki Harunobu

Courtesan Fujinoto smoking by a heater (kotatsu) (Fujinoto), 1770
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Suzuki Harunobu

Courtesan Naniwae scratching her back with pipe (Naniwae), 1770
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Utagawa Toyokuni II

The courtesan Tsukasa and her two kamuro Agena and Kocho of the Ogiya (Ogiyanaitsukasa agena kocho: Daimonguchi no rakugan), 1830's
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Kobayashi Heihachiro: Dawn Moon and Falling Snow (Seppu no gyogetsu Kobayashi Heihachiro), 1886
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Ishikawa Toyonobu

The left panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Yugiri of the Ogiya (OgiyaYugiri), 1730's