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Moga Bijin ( D)
by Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) - 大筆敏夫
|Artist:||Ofude Toshio (a. 1930s) - 大筆敏夫|
|Title:||Moga Bijin ( D) (1)|
|Series:||6 Moga Women|
|Medium:||Woodblock - 木版画|
|Format:||Large Oban - 大大判, (image size)|
|Notes:||This is an extremely rare bijin-ga from an important series showing the changing role and growing independence of Japanese women in the late Taisho and early Showa periods. The word "Moga" is short for "modan gaaru", or modern girl. The word was applied to young women who shunned tradition by dressing in Western shoes, dresses, and wearing Western makeup and jewellery, suitably complemented by a Western-style marcel wave hair-do. See here for more discussion of Moga in the Taisho-era.
(1) This artwork is either untitled or the title is unknown.
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