Arts Everyday Living: The Beauty & the Firefly–Through a Japanese Woman’s Eyes

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THROUGH A JAPANESE WOMAN’S EYES

THE BEAUTY & THE FIREFLY

 

Don’t go, firefly!

Even at night Kyoto

is noisy.

Issa Kobayashi

Japan

Shoen Uemura, The Firefly, 1913, ink and color on silk, on scroll, Yamatane Museum, Japan

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.

The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the public domain.

And expand your own horizons with Through an Artist’s Eyes: Learning to Live Creatively.

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