Hiroshi Hirakawa, Tamatorihime
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The Beauty Ohisa by Utamaro
Today I went to an EXCELLENT exhibition at the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo Midtown located in Roppongi. The exhibition was on Edo period publisher extraordinaire Tsutaya Jūzaburo. The picture above is of a ukiyo-e wood block print by the famous artist Utamaro, whose work was published exclusively by Tsutaya. This print is one of my favorites by Utamaro. I hope you all also enjoy it. The following description is directly from the Suntory Museum. The stars of Edo period culture, ukiyo-e…
Utamaro: Kushi (Comb), ca. 1785
Kushi (Comb). Print shows a bust portrait of a woman holding a transparent comb in front of her face. Color woodcut by Utamaro Kitagawa, 1780's. Modern reprint. From the Japanese Fine Prints Collection at the Library of Congress More Japanese woodcuts | More fine prints [PD] This picture is in the public domain.