Ukiyoe, woodblock print style paintings and portraits of beautiful women and their lifestyles in Japanese art. Decorative tile murals and tile art portraits.
Bijin-ga is a term used for pictures of beautiful women in Japanese art, especially in ukiyo-e and woodblock printing.
The paintings shown were adapted from photos of the original prints, customized, colorized and hand painted on ceramic tiles.
Kikugawa Eizan: Beauty In The Snow from the series Snow Moon and Flower in Celebrated Places (Furyu Meisho Setsugekka).
Kitagawa Utamaro: Hour of the Serpent. Beautiful young woman (courtesan) after her morning bath with her “kamuro” kneeling beside her offering tea.
Okumura Masanobu: Beauty After the Bath. Rooster is captivated and mesmerized by beautiful woman just out of the bath on a warm summer day.
Ishikawa Toyonobu: Tying Love Poem on Cherry Tree. Beautiful young girl tying love notes to a blossoming cherry tree. Emulates the Urushi-e style of the time.
Custom designed and hand painted on 8 x 10 inch ceramic tile.
Custom designed decorative bathroom or shower tile mural. Hand painted on 6 inch porcelain tiles.
Dimensions are: 12 inches wide x 18 inches high (6 tiles).
Bijin-ga painting based on the work of Japanese ukiyoe artist/printmaker Okumura Masanobu, circa 1750.
Custom designed decorative bathroom or shower tile mural. Hand painted on 6 inch ceramic tiles.
Dimensions are: 18 inches high x 12 inches wide (6 tiles).
Adapted from the piece by Ishikawa Toyonobu which was in the Urushi-e (lacquer picture-hand colored in a variety of tints) style of the time, circa 1741.
Hand painted on ceramic tile.