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Ichikawa Beianlocked

(b Edo [now Tokyo], 1779; d Edo, 1858).
  • Tadashi Kobayashi

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Japanese calligrapher. Together with Maki Ryōko and Nukina Kaioku, he was one of the Bakumatsu no Sanpitsu (‘Three Brushes of the late Edo period’). His powerful brushwork, known as the Beian ryū (Beian school or style), continued to be much admired into the Meiji period (...

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