Renowned for his bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women), Goyo Hashiguchi (1880-1921) was a luminary of the Shin Hanga, or “new print” movement. While he died before he could see the development of modern bijin-ga, Goyo set a tone and a standard for the genre through his intimate and technically brilliant woodblock prints. At his death, his entire artistic career spanned 15 years, of which only the last five were spent producing prints. He completed a total of only 14 prints during his lifetime. The exhibition Goyo and His Contemporaries pairs all 14 of Goyo Hashiguchi’s lifetime designs with those of other modern masters of the bijin-ga genre– Kiyoshi Kobayakawa (1897-1948), Kotondo Torii (1900-1976), and Shinsui Ito (1898-1972). From blushing contours to shimmering mica, naturalistic form to tangible textiles, together their bijin-ga defined the genre for the modern era.