Itō Jakuchū

Itō Jakuchū is one of the representative creators in the mid-Edo period. He developed distinctive and humorous “Jakuchu world”. With strong spirit of inquiry and curiosity to pictorial expression, he dedicated himself to painting.





Soga Shōhaku

Prodigy and one of the most popular artists in the mid-Edo period. Shōhaku is famous for his creative and daring, exquisite and unprecedented expression. His unstinted flair and professional skill shaped specific view of the world in his art works.

Nakahara Nantenbō (Tōjū Zenchū)

Zen master in the early twentieth century. His powerful, unique and humorous paintings attracted broad support specifically from politicians and litterateurs. He is also famous for his wild and off the wall episodes.