TATSUMI SHIMURA
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(1907-1980)



Tatsumi Shimura is our most favorite artist. Rarely seen in Japan and nearly impossible to find
outside of Japan as Tatsumi prints are extremely rare, highly cherished in Japan and seldom sold.
We do not think his woodblock prints except "Five Figures of Modern Beauties" (Gendai Bijin Fuzoku Gotai)
has ever been seen outside of Japan. Tatsumi specialized in bijin ga - prints of beautiful women.
He is most famous for his series "Five Figures of Modern Beauties".

He says such a thing when Tatsumi was 70 years old. "Even if I get old,
I will draw a woman to 80 years old, 90 years old. It is a Japanese sexy woman with sex appeal.
However, it is a woman with the sex appeal that is never only beautiful.
If I draw beautiful woman with no sex appeal like a doll, then I have no sex appeal by myself.
I don't want to draw beautiful Japanese woman like a doll.
So I want to value sex appeal more to draw beauty woman." He has very similar spirit with spirit of Utamaro.
We want to try to introduce more Tatsumi prints not well known outside Japan.
Please see and enjoy Tatsumi world with us.



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If you have any questions about the purchase of a print, Please contact us!

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You see more prints there.
http://www.sakurafineart.com/


     
     
     
TS-17 
SOLD  "Marumage"
(Marumage Hair Style
)
by Tatsumi Shimura
$900
 
SOLD
 
   
     
TS-13 TS-14 TS-15
"Haori"
(Kimono Jacket)
by Tatsumi Shimura
$1600
"Shitaku"
(Preparations)
by Tatsumi Shimura
$1700
"Janome"
(Umbrella)
by Tatsumi Shimura
$2100
TS-12 TS-6 TS-5 
SOLD  $2250 "KOSODEMAKU"
A wadded silk garment
used as a curtain

$1995



Past Sales