Settai Komuro & Oshidori


An embarrassment of riches – Andrew Pothecary’s new blog post.

an art magazine feature about the show had the coverline “Do you know Settai Komura?” I’d guess that for most people, like me, his work is something of a revelation.

The exhibition shows that his talent was exceptional – his rough sketches still showed quality, his finished pieces were often superby realised.

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  • Shiseido images and a charming illustration here.

  • Oshidori

    鴛鴦歌合戦/ Singing Lovebirds 1939 directed by Masahiro Makino. There’s a lovely taste in a musical comedy of the Jidaigeki. It seems like every actor was enjoying singing and playing in the film. I also enjoyed it.

    Thank you Miyuki Kobayashi for this clip.