Hikaru and Yuugiri Genji from The Tale of Genji, illustrated by Waki Yamato.
Lady Murasaki Writing at Her Desk; ukiyo-e print from the early 19th century. Lady Murasaki (early 11th century) was the lady-in-waiting of the Empress Shoshi, and author of the monumental Tale of Genji, considered Japan's literary magnum opus. Her poignant explorations of time and nature's ephermality have made her works beloved around the globe.
Lady in Junihitoe by Hachiretsu.deviantart.com on @deviantART
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.