Did you see it Small Flower?
No mistress, but I think I heard something...
It was there my Lady, I know it was! It ran from the corner!
Do find it, will you Dancing Carp? I do not wish to stand here all night wondering if it has made a home in my new kimono. How tiresome...
This gorgeous woodblock print comes from a terrific site put together by the Library of Congress. It was part of the exhibition, "The Floating World of Ukiyo-E: Shadows, Dreams, and Substance". There are some remarkable images on display: click here
Artist: Isoda Koryûsai.
Title:Ukifune of the Kanaya Quarter: First Designs of the Young Plants
(Hinagata wakana no hatsu moyô: Kanaya uchi Ukifune), ca. 1770s.
Color woodblock print, ôban, 15 in. x 10 in.
You can find this particular image (large copy is there too) and lots of interesting information on this page of the site: click here