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To celebrate, here's this gentle print by Ohara Koson (1877-1945), "Monkey and Bee." Kuson was a major artist of shin-hanga, a style influenced by Western themes yet traditionally portrayed. This pet monkey in his pink vest, investigating his new friend, is a delightful example of a traditional Japanese animal/nature subject, showing empathy for his pleasant moment.