Flirty and fun, the Ohara Koson Open Shoulder Dress “Two peacocks on tree branch 1930” compliments every figure. Short, draped sleeves flow from the open shoulder neckline for an extra flirty flare.
- Lightweight, flowy fabric
- Open shoulder, thin straps
- Short draped sleeves
- Fully lined
- Printed, cut, and handmade
- Relaxed body
- Length, size Small: 33″
- Measurements vary, +/- 1″ per size
- Model is 5’9″ wearing size XS
- Model’s dress size is 4
- Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
- 100% Polyester Chiffon
- Fabric weight: 5.60 oz/yd² (190g/m²)
- Estimated delivery: 15-30 business days
Ohara Koson (Kanazawa 1877 – Tokyo 1945) was a Japanese painter and woodblock print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, part of the shin-hanga (“new prints”) movement. Ohara Koson was famous as a master of kachō-e (bird and flower) designs. Throughout a prolific career, in which he created around 500 prints, he went by three different titles: Ohara Hōson (小原豊邨), Ohara Shōson (小原祥邨) and Ohara Koson. In Tokyo, he produced some ukiyo-e triptychs illustrating episodes of the Russo-Japanese War, but most of his production was prints of birds-and-flowers (kachō-e). He worked at first with publishers Akiyama Buemon (Kokkeidō) and Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya), signing his work Koson. Starting around 1926, he became associated with the publisher Watanabe Shōzaburō, and signed his work Shōson. He also worked with the publisher Kawaguchi, signing his works Hōson. Through his association with Watanabe, Ohara’s work was exhibited abroad, and his prints sold well, particularly in the United States. He was active designing prints until at least 1935, and died at his home in Tokyo in 1945. His work is held in several museums worldwide, including the Toledo Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the British Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Harvard Art Museums, the Rijksmuseum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Museum of New Zealand, the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Clark Art Institute.