Jinbo Tomoyo Biography

Jinbo Tomoyo

Japanese

1902-1994

Biography

Born in Tokyo in 1903 printmaker Jinbo Tomoyo's birth name was Teisaburo. At age 17 she became the student of Hiresaki Eiho and later studied with Ito Shinsui. She worked as an illustrator for the magazine Kodan Kurabo and illustrated the novels published by the newspaper Kokumin Shinbun and illustrated the historical novel 'Zenigata Heiji Torimonoko' which was published by the newspaper as a serial. Tomoyo was an active bajinga printmaker. Bijinga is a generic term for pictures of beautiful women in Japanese art, especially in woodblock printing. Jinbo Tomoyo died in 1994.