Eating Octopus by Utagawa Toyokuni III 1857
A girl eats roasted octopus in the Tsukiji fish market (seen in the vignette
at top right). She holds a cup of sake, of which a bottle is heating by the
fire; her expression and the locks of hair that have escaped from her
coiffure suggest that she is a little tipsy. From the series Edo meisho
hyakunin bijo, "Famous Places in Edo Compared to a Hundred Beautiful Women."
Each print includes a landscape vignette by Kunihisa, who lived with Toyokuni III and married his daughter.