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Utamaro Kitagawa (1750-1806)'s well known woodblock print Beauty In Front of Mirror in close-up depicts neck hairline (項, unaji) as some Japanese sees that is one of women's most attractive parts.

Beauties in the Snow By Utamaro Kitagawa

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806). Geisha Walking through the Snow at Night, ca. 1797. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1665) | A geisha walks with an umbrella in a snowstorm, accompanied by a male attendant carrying a lantern and a lacquered black box containing her musical instrument, a shamisen. It is a dreamlike scene. The snow is falling thick and fast, but there is no indication of snow on the ground. #snow

#Utamaro--2 Beauties Under an Umbrella

Kitagawa Utamaro alone, of his contemporary ukiyo-e artists, achieved a national reputation during his lifetime. His sensuous female beauties are generally considered the finest and most evocative bijin-ga in all of ukiyo-e. He succeeded in capturing subtle aspects of personality, and transient moods, of women of all classes, ages, and circumstances.

Utamaro‘s “Beauty in Front of Mirror”. (At that period, the nape of the neck was considered one of the most erotic places on a woman’s body)

Kitagawa Utamaro. Ukiyo-e. The Beauties on the River Bank

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753–1806). A Woman and a Cat, ca. 1793–94. Edo period (1615–1868), Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP1672)

Shin-hanga, movimento artistico degli inizi del XX secolo, che diede nuova linfa all'ukiyo-e.

The Kitchen, by Kitagawa Utamaro (1795), at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - metmuseum.org