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Hasegawa Tōhaku

1539-1610 Japan/Momoyama period,
Sumi-e (Zen Ink Painting)


Brief Biography-The paintings of Hasegawa Tohaku are an example of extreme opposites in Japanese art. His Cherry Tree painting is full of content as opposed to the Pine Grove screens, which contain sheer strokes of ink to achieve their effect. Tōhaku studied at the Kanō school, and later, Sesshū Tōyō influenced his work. In Edo, he became the most notable artist of his era.


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cherry tree

cherry tree

If you dragon a
cloud will occur

If you dragon a cloud will occur

monkeys in
dead trees

monkeys in dead trees

pine grove

pine grove screens[