Saturday, June 2, 2012

Komuso Love Story

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III (1786-1865) Komuso Monk and Girl, c 1830’s
It is likely that this print depicts a well known love story of a Komuso and a girl who habitually left water out for him in a bowl. The reflection of his face under the wicker hat in the water caused the girl to fall in love with him and eventually the couple eloped to a happier life.

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