Artist: Torii Kiyomitsu
Date: Ca. 1980s.
Details & Prices: Torii Kiyomitsu: Spring - Artelino
"Haru" (The Spring). A lady in lavender colored kimono with flowering plum motif. She is a bit annoyed by a flattering butterfly. Kiyomitsu is the 9th headmaster of renowned Torii school of Kabuki-e pictures. She was a daughter of Torii Kotondo and became the first woman headmaster of traditional kabuki-e schools in 1982. Her works were recognized also by the Japanese government, which presented her "Oujihosho" (A type of Japanese medal of honor) in 2005.