A black-and-white photograph of the Yoshiwara shrine at Shin Yoshiwara near Asakusa, Tokyo. After the great fire of 1657, all licensed public houses in this neighbourhood were consolidated. The shrine is frequented mainly by women who practice singing, dancing, and other arts, but also by merchants, as it is dedicated to Benzaiten (Sarasvati), the god of wealth and art.
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Inscription: （新吉原）吉原神社 Shin Yoshiwara jinja (New Yoshiwara, Shrine Yoshiwara)
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin (from year 1950)| Thea Schreiber Gammelin (from year 1950 to year 1957)| Celje Regional Museum (from year 1957)
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
Press releases: Shigemori Bučar, Chikako. “Alma M. Karlin’s Visits to Temples and Shrines in Japan". Poligrafi 93/94, volume 24 (2019).
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