#761: Shoen (Uemura) (category: artist)
Shoen Uemura was a Japanese painter in the 19th and 20th centuries. She was born and grew up in the central area of Kyoto (refer to #035), and drew many bijin-ga (paintings of beautiful women).
Back then, it was unusual for a woman to become a painter in Japan. But she played an active role in the art industry and was the first woman who received the Order of Culture in Japanese history.
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