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A young man with a hibiscus flower in his hair puts his lips to a nautilus shell. In the background are the blue sea, blue sky, and pink clouds blown in the wind. Paul Jacoulet was born in France but lived in Japan from the age of three. Due to ill health, he spent several months of each year from 1929 until 1932 on the islands of Micronesia, then under the mandate of Japan. This work depicts an islander he met during one of those stays. It was created using the ukiyo-e technique, which Jacoulet had learned in Japan, and its bold lines and clear colors leave a strong impression. Those same technical qualities also effectively convey the intimacy of the connection between the artist and the islanders who he depicted.