Born in the Shōwa era, Japanese illustrator Ichirō Tsuruta has been influenced by Edo period art such as bijin-ga (which literally means “portrait of a beautiful person”) and Art Deco alike. This fusion between the traditional and the contemporary has seen his works described as modern-day bijin-ga. In Tsuruta’s work, we see enchantresses—strong yet delicate, vulnerable yet confident—in intimate environments. What better way to pay homage to his artistry than a shoot with a beautiful woman in a silk kimono?



Model: @kana_tiala_pink
Photographer: @misa_kusakabe
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Written by Kay.

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