Junichi Nakahara from Shōjo Manga to Fashion

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 1920s he was attracted to illustrating for Shojo magazines (manga for girls). His lyrical illustrations of young girls with big eyes were famous and people consider him as a forerunner of manga art. More info at: http://universotokyo.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/531/