Drawings Tagged “Beautifully Sad” - A Melancholic Allure
While “beautifully sad” doesn’t sound too catchy in English, the original Japanese tag is #鬱くしい (utsukushii, lit. “beautifully sad”), and it’s actually a play on words. The tag swaps the kanji for beauty (美) with the kanji for gloom/melancholy (鬱), so the word takes on a new nuance.
Which of these illustrations do you think fits this tag the best?