Junichi Nakahara (1913-1988)
Junichi Nakahara (1913-1988) was a prominent artist well-known for his illustrations, fashion designs, interior decorating and doll making. He started out as a dress designer and fashion illustrator and in the 1920's he was attracted to illustrating for Shojo magazines and produced the cover art for several issues of Shojo no Tomo (Girls' Friend) up into the '30s.

His lyrical illustrations of young girls with big eyes were famous and people consider him as a forerunner of manga art. If you've seen his works you can feel there's a quiet modernism that makes them just as contemporary today as when he created them. (bio from universotokyo.com)

Himawari Magazine 0


 This women's magazine was published monthly by Nakahara Junichi (�����~��) from 1947 to 1952, with a total of 67 editions being completed. It was a co-operative effort by several well-known sketch artists including Matsumoto Kutsuki (���{���‚�), Tankai Teii (������), and Fukiya Koji (���J����), but the main contributing artist was Junichi. He designed every cover artwork, as well as many of the internal sketches (mostly bijin-ga), fashion designs, clothing pattern designs, even hair design sketches.
Due to the popularity of Junichi here in Japan (almost as popular as Takehisa Yumeji) Himawari is highly sought-after and rarely seen in the market here.

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1948, December Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1948 December 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1948, June Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1948 June 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1948, May Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1948 May 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, April Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 April 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, December Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 December 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, February-March Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 February 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, July Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 July 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, June Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 June 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, May Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 May 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, November Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 November 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, October Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 October 1st

Artist: Nakahara, Junichi
Title: 1949, September Edition
Series: Himawari Magazine
Date: 1949 September 1st


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