Tenth month, 1901. “A print from a series by Migita Toshihide (1863-1925) that, after being issued as a series in 1901 were issued as a woodblock printed advertising calendar, for the Kawamata Silk Refining Company of Yokohama, in 1909. Kannazuki, the tenth month. A young woman stands alongside an open doorway during a downpour, adjusting a hairpin. The shoulders of her kimono are decorated with a koto pattern..” Text and image via Gina Collia-Suzuki.
Uemura Shōen (1875 - 1949). The true, the good and the beautiful are what the Japanese painter, explored in her "Bijinga” paintings. “Bijinga”, literally “pictures of beautiful women” is a genre in Japanese art, which is generally descended from ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Uemura Shōen was the pseudonym of an important woman artist in Meiji, Taishō and early Shōwa period Japanese painting. Her real name was Uemura Tsune.