A Hood A beautiful woman holds an umbrella in the snow, soft flakes fall on her hood and garments See Print Details
Backstage [Gakuya] Ito Shinsui has here created a composition of planes and patterns in bold juxtaposition of yellow, black and grey. The traditional image of the back and nape of a female figure in Japanese Art is here made 'modern' in the reflection of her face and hand as she applies her powder; the face in the mirror with its fine clarity and red accent becomes the focus of the extraordinary composition.
"The Female Image", Hotei Publishing, page 81, Pl.93
Snow at the Shrine Wonderful delicacy of line and expression are displayed in this printing of the key block used in the production of the Color Print See Print Details
Snow at the Shrine Beautiful image of a young woman delicately walking through the Snow; the path leads on between a large lantern and pine tree, the snow laden branches of which appear to reach over her head and umbrella, protectively. The dark garment, beautifully decorated, and her black hair finely contrast with the snow, and are gently framed by the shadow side of the leaning tree trunk. A truly outstanding, very fine image. See Print Details