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Fukiage ni koji jocho no zu 於吹上公事上聴ノ図 (Depiction of an Official Hearing at Fukiage) / Chiyoda no on-omote 千代田之御表 (The Central Office at Chiyoda)

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    • Fukiage ni koji jocho no zu 於吹上公事上聴ノ図 (Depiction of an Official Hearing at Fukiage)

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    • Chiyoda no on-omote 千代田之御表 (The Central Office at Chiyoda)
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    Woodblock print, triptych. Two women (shogunal concubines?) presenting a case to an official at Fukiage, a manor in the private section of Edo Castle.

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    • 1897
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Woodblock print, triptych. Dancers.

Woodblock print, triptych. Dancers.

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