Itako, 1930 by Kawase Hasui. It is June's picture from my Japanese woodblock calendar.
Many of the 12 paintings on this calendar I recognize from a set of stationary cards I bought as a young adult. Beautiful cards, a few designs for each season, and blank on the inside.
So this slightly crazed thing I have for Japanese art and food is not new.
I also like this month's picture because it is set at night and the kimonos are still drying on sticks. I also like the full moon.
The colors here are not as vibrant as the calendar and you are not seeing the foreground. I love the blues and greens and the trees poking high in the clouds.
It is serene yet fully engaging.
Do you have a favorite style of art or artist that you are drawn to?