THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES
THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY
Don’t go, firefly!
Even at night Kyoto
Shoen Uemura, born in Kyoto in 1875, starred recently in an exhibition on Japanese women artists held at the Yamatane Museum in Tokyo. During her career, she was popular for her representations of exquisite beauties like the graceful subject of The Firefly above.
Issa Kobayashi (1763-1828), a Japanese haiku master and Buddhist priest, often dedicated his poems to insects including fireflies that are honored each summer by his countrymen with festivals as well as other celebrations.
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