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Isshi real name: Fumimori Iwakura, Nickname: Isshi, Pseudonym: Tokolocked

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Japanese, 17th century, male.

Born 1608; died 1646.

Painter.

Isshi was a Zen monk who studied the Zen doctrine with Takuan. He painted portraits, and was also responsible for the restoration of the Yamagani temple at Omi (modern Shiga Prefecture).

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