Tayu is Empress Hanamachi, she has 5th rank, the highest degree of skill. In addition to sophisticated communication, the tea ceremony and other subtleties, the Taiu mastered the art of "spring quarters" until the ban on prostitution in Japan in 1956. Netsuke height is 7 cm, inlaid eyes with a black horn, Urushi varnishes: red and black Kuro-nakanuri, gold Nashiji flakes, gold Marufun. December 2021. Russia, private collection.