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Tsuji Kakō

Tsuji Kakō was a Japanese painter, trained by Kōno Bairei both in the Maruyama en Shijo schools of painting. His Zen training, which he started in 1899, influenced much of his painting style and led to his name being associated with the unconventional. Tsuji Kakô became one of the leading figures of the Shijô and Maruyama movements, with Takeuchi Seihō, Kikuchi Hōbun, Taniguchi Kōkyō and Yamamoto Shunkyo. Because of his individual approach and his refusal to be politically correct, Kakô's work never acquired the same appeal and cachet as that of his contemporaries. Read more from Wikipedia →