This portrait of Goyo's favorite model, Tomi Kodaira, is one of the most well-known and desired prints of the Shin Hanga movement. The sensuality of the private act of a woman combing her hair attracted artists across cultures, from Utamaro to Degas. Goyo's intimate portrait of Tomi shows his vision of the modern bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) genre. Her hair is textured, each strand painstakingly carved. The layer of shimmering mica lends the work a luminescence, while the blush of pink on her skin and the folds of fabric on her form give Tomi sense of presence. Goyo completed Woman Combing Her Hair during his lifetime. The blocks for this design were carved by Masazo Koike and printed by Kanzo Somekawa.