soyouthinkyoucansee: Shimura tatsumi is known for designing several striking bijin-ga prints towards the end of the shin hanga movement. Born in Takasaki, Gunma, his real name was Sentaro. Shimura devoted his career to Nihonga ( japanese style-painter)
A Samurai reporting on the Battle to a Woman Warrior by Chikanobu. The messenger gestures as he speaks, broken arrows protruding from his armor and the blade of his sword damaged from use. The woman regards him haughtily, a naginata in her hand.