urazato

Toyokuni III/Kunisada (1786 - 1864) 
Urazato in the Snow, 1857

A kabuki scene of Iwai Kumesaburo as the Yoshiwara courtesan Urazato, kneeling in the snow, bound with rope. The beauty’s employer tied her up in the snowy courtyard and beat her after discovering her affair with the young samurai, Tokijiro. A lock of hair caught between her teeth, she looks up out of the corners of her eyes to find that Tokijiro has come to rescue her.