Technique : Ukiyo-e Style Woodcut Print.
Paper : Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi, made by Living National Treasure, Ichibei Iwano.
Produced : The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints.
Yasunari Ikenaga was born in Oita Prefecture in 1965. He graduated from the Art Department at Midorigaoka High School attached to the Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture in 1984. He went on to educate himself, placing natural mineral pigments on various materials, and through repeated trial and error, he started creating Japanese-style paintings based on his own unique techniques. Known for his portraits of beautiful women with languid expressions, he has exhibited his works to great acclaim at art fairs around the country and abroad. In 2014, he published a collection of paintings entitled “Kimi omou hyakuya no kofuku (The happiness of one hundred nights thinking of you)” from Geijutsu Shinbunsha.