Wakai Ryōuntei

Performance of Shōjō midare, späte 1820er Jahre

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This print marked a significant moment in Ryountei Wakai’s life: the celebration of changing his name. In the cultural world, it was customary to initiate new phases of life by changing one’s name. The print was made at the New Year, so it was a dual commemoration of a new beginning.

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