C1886

Chodensu

Artist:

Inoue Yasuji (Tankei) (1864 - 1889)

Depicts Chodensu (also known as Muso Kokushi), the famous 13th century ink painter and Zen priest sternly looking at his disciple Kikuchi Myōtaku painting a picture of the deity Fudo My0-0. Initially opposed to Kikuchi Myōoaku’s painting, he relented when … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Chodensu

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Inoue Yasuji (Tankei) (1864 - 1889)

Condition:

In good condition

Technique:

Wood block

Image Size: 

240mm 
x 360mm
AUTHENTICITY
Chodensu - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Depicts Chodensu (also known as Muso Kokushi), the famous 13th century ink painter and Zen priest sternly looking at his disciple Kikuchi Myōtaku painting a picture of the deity Fudo My0-0. Initially opposed to Kikuchi Myōoaku’s painting, he relented when he realized Myotaku’s talent.  

From the series, Kyodo Risshi no Moto, (Instructive Models of Lofty Ambition)

Biography:

Inoue Yasuji (1864-1889)

Also known as Inoue Tankei and  Inoue Yasujiro.

Received the art name Tankei from the publisher Matsuki in 1884.  Yasuji was a student of Kiyochika Kobayashi. Although extremely talented he tragically died at the age of twenty five.

Little other biographical information exists on him.

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