The Syllable Yo: Courtesans (of the Wakanaya): Shiratsuyu, kamuro Hanano and Haruno; Aoyagi, kamuro Ayame and Urabe; and Shiraito (no kamuro listed); from the book Azuma nishiki matsu no kurai (High-ranking Courtesans of Edo)

東錦太夫の位(あづまにしきまつのくらい) 「よ」 (若菜屋内) 「しらつゆ、はなの、はるの」 「あおやき、あやめ、うらべ」 「しらいと」

Edo period
1777 (An'ei 6)
Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790), Publisher Urokogataya Magobei (Japanese)

Catalogue Raisonné

The book: Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 3, British Museum III (1987), pls. 194-204 (this page, pl. 199); another page (ri): TNM Ukiyo-e cat. I (1960), #675


Vertical koban; 21.8 x 15.9 cm (8 9/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



Left half of a two-page spread, with the name of the house on the right page.


(this page unsigned)


Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection