Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kuniyoshi’s Men

Kuniyoshi, 108 Suikoden – Saijinki Kwakusei The current show at the Toshidama Gallery presents twenty-four exceptional prints by Kuniyoshi. All of them have in common the primacy of the male protagonist. The male in Kuniyoshi’s world is by no means … Continue reading

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The Man-bun, the Must Have Hair-do for 2015

I was intrigued by the gushing of the press for the current must-have hair-do, the ‘man-bun’. Dealing for years in Japanese prints, I get used to people asking me why the hairstyles of the figures in these Edo prints are … Continue reading

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