For today’s post I chose a picture of a Japanese woman dressed in a festival costume with an extraordinary nice headgear, painted by Kitagawa Utamarô 喜多川 歌麿 (1753 – 1806). It is an ukiyo e of his series An Array of Dancing Girls of the Present Day.
The girl wears a hat with cherry blossoms and a peony on top, a kimono with a flowing water pattern and flower emblems. She is holding a fan in each hand.
Female Amusements of the Five Festivals by the Japanese painter Kitagawa Utamarô (1753 – 1806), one of the great masters of ukiyo- e in the Edo period. This picture was made in 1806. It shows a wooden magic lantern. These Utsushi-e 写し絵 became very popular in the 19th century, after they have been imported by Dutch Christian missionaries and modified by Japanese artists.
This ukiyo-e by Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿 (1753- 1806) is about hatsu yume, the first dream of the New Year. It is a good sign, if you dream of one of the following three items: ichi-fuji, ni-taka, san-nasubi, that is: first about Mount Fuji, second about a hawk and third about an eggplant. If you have one of these auspicious dreams, you will have a good year!
Thank you for the pleasure of your friendship and goodwill during the past year. I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a New Year full of happiness and prosperity.
Kitagawa Utamarô 喜多川歌麿 (1753 – 1806), one of the most talented ukiyo-e artist painted this scene of two women, which is a picture of the series “Twelve types of women’s handicraft”.
Ohan and Choemon. Woodblock-print by Kitagawa Utamarô (1753- 1806), one of the most skilled Japanese ukiyo-e artist. A casual and lovely scene. What is the treasure in this box?