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Three Entertainment Women: So no, the Modest
This is a series of pieces illustrating the three levels of prostitutes: the modest, the moderate, and the tasteless. All three pieces illustrate women in summer. The scene inside the room, with the small items around her, represents her modesty. This piece represents the modesty of a young women: when she talks she covers her mouth with her kimono sleeve and there is an insect cage at her feet which seems to anticipate the coming season, representing the modesty of her life. To contrast the standing woman wearing a black long-sleeved kimono, Utamaro drew another woman with a plain kimono right next to her, and he painted the background with light yellow. These are techniques he intentionally used.