Chinese Rank Badge An elaborately stitched embroidery depicting a peacock perched on a branch surrounded by flowers and waves The fabric is framed with green silk and gold wood. A civilian rank badge from the late Qing Dynasty, 1662-1911
Enter New Title Publisher: Doi Hangaten; Printer: Yokoi; Carver: Harada
A rosy glow pervades the image, presumably from lights inside the teahouse. Geishas are entering and leaving, both seen in profile like mirror images; a sense of calm and mystery prevails in this subtly handled scene - one of Koitsu's best.