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Kawabata Gyokusho

Meiji period (1868-1912), About 1900

Kawabata Gyokusho was born in Kyoto but moved to Tokyo in 1866 to briefly study Western style painting with the English artist Charles Wirgman (1832-1891). In 1890 he was appointed professor at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts where he taught the traditional Japanese Shijo style of painting. Mt. Fuji was one of his subjects. He was a leading member of many of the fine art societies of his day.