私は日本の芸術を愛する

I am going to confess something here, something i have not told anyone, in 1985 whilst still in highschool i took something that wasn’t mine, my english room had a poster stuck to the wall, this poster was a print by the some Japanese artist, the poster and the artist i am still trying to track down, as it disintegrated a long time ago. In class i would drift off staring at it whilst ignoring the Robert Frost poetry and various book readings we were supposed to engage in, though my like for poetry and reading has changed considerably since then, though my love for Japanese art has not.

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Young girl washing Colour woodcut, 1917 by Ito Shinsui.

This poster was so possessing me that i had to possess it myself and so I took steps to acquire it, all i will say is that it soon had pride of place in my bed room, the wonderful, but humble geisha now looked across my room all the time and not just for fifty minutes a day during English class. Japanese art is a testament to great discipline and thoughtful expression, a reflection of cultural attitudes and patience. Below are an assortment of such work, can you dig it? However i am stil searching for my geisha, when i find her again i will post her here, just don’t tell my wife about her :).

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Washing the Hair By Ito SHINSUI ( 1898 – 1972 )

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Kada hone o kezurite Kanwu ga yaziko o ryōji

Hua tuo treats Guan Yu’s arrow wound by scraping bone

By Utagawa, Kuniyoshi 1798-1861

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The priest Nichiren having his prayers for rain answered By Ichiyusai KUNIYOSHI (1797-1861)


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4 responses to “私は日本の芸術を愛する

  1. Surayud Kanchanabhogin

    Is it possile to get Young girl washing Colour woodcut, 1917 by Ito Shinsui print.? Where should I find it?

  2. I have a post card of it that i bought back in maybe 1988, though i do not know where to get it else where…… this place sells his work on line, http://www.japaneseprints-london.com/shin_hanga.htm there are most probably other places online, though it will take a bit of searching??

    try the address and inquire… can’t hurt but to try?

    all the best!

    • Surayud Kanchanabhogin

      Thank you for your advise. I also in love with your Ito Shinsui Series: W33. Can U give me special price on this item?

  3. Sorry Surayud, you must be misunderstanding that this is a blog and i do not sell Japanese prints, i was simply writing about how i love Japanese art, best to ask the people who run that previous link i posted in reply, or have a search online your self, sorry i can not be of more assistance?

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