Ikeda Koson

Ikeda Koson

Ikeda Koson was originally from Echigo province (modern Niigata Prefecture), but went to Edo (modern Tokyo), where he studied with Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828), the leading Rimpa (Rinpa) artist there. He painted the popular, colourful kachōga (bird-and-flower paintings), but he later took up study of Chinese ink paintings of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and began to paint in this style.

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