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Vulgarly Called the Wanton

  • Vulgarly Called the Wanton


This print is called Vulgarly called the Wanton and was created by the artist Utamaro in 1802. It portrays a woman engaged in frivolous or indulgent behavior, providing a sense of how people understood urban Japan during the Tokugawa period. Analyzing these rich images offers an important window into an increasingly complex urban world.

Kitagawa Utamaro I, Vulgarly called the Wanton, 1802.

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