Denny Sinnoh's "Akihabara Starlight"

"After Washing Her Hair" by Shinsui Itō

“After Washing Her Hair” by Shinsui Itō

While washing her hair ...

While washing her hair …

Shinsui Itō: Japanese women in kimono. Which is your favorite color?

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Shinsui Itō, in Japanese 伊東 深水 (1898-1972), was one of the great Japanese artists of the twentieth century. Arguably, traditional Japanese art entered into a decline after the introduction of photography, and the introduction of western artistic styles.  Under the name of Shinsui Itō, (his real name was Hajime Itō, in Japanese: 伊東 一), he continued to use the “old” style of Japanese woodblock print painting.

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I like his work, because he often depicted Japanese women in a peaceful, yet sensuous manner. His depictions of beautiful Japanese women in kimono are the subject of my post today. Ahem … what a peaceful moment …

From the "Japanese Beauties" collection series 1929-1931

From the “Japanese Beauties” collection series 1929-1931

The Japanese government has declared his artwork to be a “national treasure”.

"Before The Mirror" by Shinsui Itō

“Before The Mirror” by Shinsui Itō

Shinsui Itō: One of the great names of the Shin-hanga art movement!



Comments on: "KIMONOS ON MONDAY: Japanese Beauty in Kimono — The Art of Shinsui Itō" (2)

  1. Search more on Pinterest : )


  2. yes i agreem, great art! i like both of the colours ( above picture) i couldnt really decide which one..

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