This is LITTLE HOKUM RAG, the blog of artist Amy Crehore. Current show: GTFO2020 Group Show at Mortal Machine Gallery, New Orleans, LA Dec.2020-Jan.2021. Future show: Ephemeral-Territory of Girls Group Show #4 at Jiro Miura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, Fall 2021.
I love this vintage photo of actresses Tokugowa Ryouko & Mizuhara Reiko in their swim suits, so
I pulled out my own snapshots of some suits I used to wear (see below):
Here I am as an adolescent (this suit was red)
and as a little girl in a blue suit.
There is something about the one-piece style of swim suit that has it all over the two-piece look. And, add a bathing cap and you have an Amy Crehore painting like the one I am showing in Tokyo right now (called The Waiting Room).
I hadn't seen the top photo of the Japanese actresses until the other day
when my friend Moira Hahn pointed it out (image via thekimonogallery.tmblr.com), but it's right up my alley!