About Yumeji TAKEHISA

Yumeji with mandolin at Horiuchi's house, 1911

Yumeji TAKEHISA1884-1934)

Yumeji TAKEHISA(1884-1934) is a representative poet and painter from Taisho era. This self-trained painter debuted as a book illustrator and his arts include poems elected great sympathy at the time that his works became popular. He made tireless efforts to create a new style by his great sensitivity and flexibility. This pioneer’s creativeness is seen in a wide range of pieces, for example: Designs, Bijinga (painting of beautiful women) and children painting.