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Five Shades of Ink in the Northern Quarter: Moatside Prostitute (Kashi)
The atmosphere of the courtesan is created by her exposed nipple, her left hand inserting a toothpick into her mouth, the other underneath the breast, fingertips peeking from her undergarment, and her serious facial expression. A sachet hanging from her shoulder plays a role in depicting her fair-toned skin, as well as enhancing the femininity of the rich, warm tone of her shoulder, arm, and breast. This is Utamaro’s technique. Kashi was in the area of the Yoshiwara for lower courtesans. There are not many drawings of lower class courtesans in his works; therefore, this piece holds a unique status.