96 of 100 Happy Days: A little more chill

Tonight I curl up with a new book, a tapestry of mystery and a play in form. Precisely the kind that gives me a thrill knowing the rationale for how a certain piece is written.

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Jo Nesbo is fantastic. Check him out if you haven’t.

47 of 100 Happy Days: The Mysterious Artwork

A few months back, I came across a shop selling Japanese and Japan-inspired artwork, both original and reprints.

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I found this one mesmerising – a girl in a kimono and holding an umbrella, walking down the street all alone. I like to think she has a secret of sorts.

I got it in the end, had to wait awhile before I finally found a perfect spot for it. I could start a collection of mysterious figures sheltering themselves from the rain. Since I already have another one I really like and it looks like this one.

I asked the owners about the artist,  but it is a reprint and they weren’t too sure. They did suggest a name as it ‘looks like his style’, though I have lost it since.
Can anyone help me figure this out?