Van Gogh's bijinga
It appears that Van Gogh was also somewhat seduced by the bijinga. Prints of beautiful women make up a large part of his collection.
He may have also been attracted to the patterns on their kimonos, and the rich landscapes against which the women were depicted.
The Japanese artists devoted a great deal of attention to the richly-decorated kimonos, accessories and ingenious hairstyles.
The depicted women therefore became style icons in their own right, influencing the fashion of their time.