Yutanpo Shirane, a new free, sensual and feminine figuration
Women have been represented by other women in many different ways in Japanese literature, from the current love novels of Hiromi Kawakami to the feminist poetry of Murasaki Shikibu of the 11th century. But in all their writings, a term common is always used: sensitivity. The artist and illustrator Yutanpo Shirane, a reference within the sector for more than 30 years in Japan, knows how to capture the new Japanese femininity with the same delicacy as Kaneko Misuzu's verses. His work is full of free, sensual, independent and naturally powerful women, represented by simple lines and a sober color palette.