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Reproductions of Cultural Properties

Beauty Looking Back

Reproduction

Title Beauty Looking Back
Quantity 1 hanging scroll
Date 2018
Size 63.0 x 31.2
Production Canon Inc.

Original Work

Artist/Excavation Site By Hishikawa Moronobu (?-1694)
Collection Tokyo National Museum
Date Edo period, 17th century
Collection Ref. No. A-60

Overview

 This shows a beautiful woman wearing a red garment, and caught in the moment of looking back. Hailing from Boyo, part of modern-day Chiba Prefecture, Moronobu was originally skilled at nuihaku, a method of combining embroidery and metallic leaf, to create detailed and vivid garments. Moronobu was admired for his beauty paintings, which were said to represent the true Edo (Tokyo) women. This painting's signature Yuchiku, was the nom de plume Moronobu used in his later years.