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Beautiful Women In Kimono Grace The Breathtaking Artwork Of Miki Katoh

Beautiful women in kimono have long been the subjects of Japanese artists throughout history, regarded not just as breathtaking works of art to delight in, but also as reflections of ideals of beauty during a particular era in time. Stunning works by modern artists are still produced today, and the exquisite paintings of Miki Katoh, a Saitama-born Japanese artist, have grabbed hold of art aficionados and aesthetes all over the world.

Mostly painted in gouache on Watson paper, Katoh’s works depict beautiful women in kimono against backdrops of both modern and traditional architecture. The blend of old and new juxtaposes elements that are equally familiar and reminiscent of a bygone age, all of which are painted in splendid hues of colors. And while existing places in Japan, such as Mt. Fuji and the Kabuki Theater, are often featured in her work, there are others that give off an air of fantasy that conjures the atmospheres of old Japanese fables and folklore.

Katoh, who also works on book cover art, regularly holds exhibitions in and outside of Japan. Upcoming exhibitions include TENGAI 3.0 to be held at the hpgrp Gallery New York from October 28th to November 19th, for which her works have been selected for the group exhibition. Find out more about the TENGAI 3.0 exhibition here, and visit Miki Katoh’s official website for further updates and information.

Amezakura (2013/2016)

Background: Kabuki-za (Kabuki Theater) after 4th reconstruction, Ginza

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Natsu No Yukue (2015)

Background: Tokyo Station, Marunouchi side

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Hi No Moto (2016)

Depiction of Amaterasu-ōmikami, goddess of the sun and universe in the Shinto religion.

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Haru Yoi (2015)

Background: Mt. Fuji

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Kitsune Bi (2015)

Background: Shozoku Inari Shrine, Tokyo

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Hyakka Youen (2013)

Background: Imperial Palace (Edo Castle Ruin)

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Kaze Hana (2012)

Background: Sensō-ji Temple, Asakusa

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Genei (2013)

Background: Nezu Shrine, Tokyo

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Gensou No Niwa (2013)

Background: Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden (Old Iwasaki House Garden), Tokyo

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Eien (2013)

Background: Nikolai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral), Tokyo

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Omokage (2016)

Background: Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo

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Shindaku (2015)

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Kocho No Yume (2016)

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Nemuru Mori (2010)

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Shiro Tsubaki (2011)

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