Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806) 二葉草七小町 清水小町 Kiyomizu Komachi,1790s

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Ono no Komachi: Number Two (Sono ni), from the series Stylish Parodies of the Six Poetic Immortals (Fūryū yatsushi rokkasen),1790s

Painter : Chōbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–18 Ono no Komachi

(小野 小町, c. 825 – c. 900 was a Japanese waka poet, one of the Rokkasen — the six best waka poets of the early Heian period.
She was renowned for her unusual beauty, and Komachi is today a synonym for feminine beauty in Japan.

She also counts among the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals.

Lady Komachi,

Yashima Gakutei (Japanese, 1786?–1868)


Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)

二葉草七小町 清水小町
Kiyomizu Komachi

Utamaro plays with the device of framing in this print of a woman playing mekakushi, blindman's buff, with two small children.
The tsuitate screen, which defines the space between the interwoven figures, gives the print its sophisticated complexity.
As the woman momentarily observes the children through the tsuitate, which is equipped with a sliding paper door,
she is framed in a sort of bijin-e, as portraits of beauties were called, which gives the print its title. Local belles were called Komachi after a ninth-century poetess renowned for her beauty.
At the same time, the screen accentuates the separation between the woman and the children.
The children are completely absorbed in the excitement of the game, whereas the woman is self-conscious
because she is an adult playing the part of a child. Her delight comes from watching the children play rather than from the game.

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