Tattoo Removal via Moxibustion
Date: 1863
A woman bites a towel as her companion studiously applies moxibustion to her upper arm. She is probably having a tattoo of her lover’s name removed. There is an empty packet on the floor, probably for the mugwort used in the treatment. This series probably has humorous comparison to the 24 Paragons of Filial Piety, but it would be the job of a scholar to parse them out.
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
Size: ôban
Condition: Excellent impression, color and condition. Untrimmed and unbacked.
Sealed: Toshidama
Inventory Number: KUS342