56 x 64 cm
Eisei Bunko Museum, Tokyo
It seems that he has hemorrhoids--
So I give him a little bit of fire.
It portrays お多福 Otafuku, a low-ranking courtesan, applying moxa to a customer's butt.
お多福 Otafuku Making Dango
The old prostitute, Otafuku, making dango (dumplings)
“The dango skewers are ready.
At night I wait, but he doesn't come -
Poor man, his throat is closed.”
Hotei and Otafuku
42,9 x 51,6 cm (Private collection)
Hotei as Puppet Master
Hotei Puffing out Smoke