絵師: Okamoto Ryusei
作品名: Winter - First Love, No.9
"Koi Somerukoro - Fuyu" The English title is "First Love, no.9". Ryusei often recited the famous poem about the first love by the poet Shimazaki Toson while he carved the wood blocks for the series, "First Love". He spent 8 years to finish this series. In the series, he tried to create the neat and clean image of his ideal beauties. He also tried to resurrect the thin flowing lines of the ukiyo-e tradition. Ryusei has been working steadily for the art of carving wood blocks over decades.