The Decadent World of the Yoshiwara

With Lesley Downer, author and historian
Event date
Event time
14:00 - 15:00
Ashmolean Museum - Online Talk
Event type
Gallery tours / talks
Event cost
£4 per ticket
Disabled access?
Booking required

With Lesley Downer, author and historian

The Yoshiwara pleasure quarters were the heart of a dazzling alternative culture, where courtesans were queens and men could imagine themselves princes. But what was the reality for the women that worked there? Lesley Downer explores the glamour and grit as depicted in woodblock prints and Victorian era photographs.

This talk links to our major Tokyo: Art and Photography exhibition, which is open until 3 January 2022.

The event will take place online on Zoom and a link to join the event will be shared in advance by email.

Booking is essential and tickets are £4 each.