Nijiima Yae - Ona Bugisha
Siren print - women as strong singular entities, powerful warriors- a female samurai, and significant now as the world considers the role of women in the military, this is not new news - history is a vital part of establishing equality and questioning inappropriate patriarchy and sexism. Do you see a sex object or a person / a soldier or a person ... or.. ?
Nijiima Yae, born Yamamoto Yae, 1 December 1845 – 14 June 1932), also known as Yamamoto Yaeko, was a Japanese female warrior (ona bugeisha), nurse and scholar of the late Edo period who lived into the early Showa period.Skilled in gunnery, she helped defend Aizu during the Boshin War, earning her the nickname of the “Bakumatsu Joan of Arc”. she went on to establish a school for girls... quite a person!
Monotype print - series of 5, 100% recycled hand made cotton rag paper, water based ink and gold glaze. 30x42cm framed: £295, unframed £225 - unframed on mount board wrapped in cellophane 3 available.