Kokan Monk’s Name: Myoyo; Artist Names: Koshu, Kokan
Japanese, 17th – 18th century, male.
Born 1653; died 1717.
Kokan, who became the superior at the Hoon-ji temple in Kyoto, studied painting with Eino (1631-1697). He specialised in Buddhist themes as well as humorous subjects verging on caricature.