京のキー Oharame Etsuyo

Oharame Etsuyo

Etsuyo poses as an Oharame, a female peddlar of firewood and flowers. Awano-Naishi was the second head priestess of Jakko-in Temple (where this photo was taken). She had been an attendant at court for Kenreimon-in and was favoured by Emperor Sutoku. By 1165, Awano had become a nun and entered the small temple: she was renamed Priestess Shodo. Awano is said to be the model for the mompei trouser-clad Oharame, who used to sell firewood and vegetables from carts throughout the Northern reaches of the city. Etsuyo seems quite suited to the job.
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