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Kameda Bōsai [Kameda Chōkō; Kameda Hōsai]locked

(b Edo [now Tokyo], 1752; d Edo, 1826).
  • Stephen Addiss

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Japanese painter, poet, calligrapher and book illustrator. The son of an Edo merchant, he studied calligraphy from a very early age under the noted Chinese-style calligrapher Mitsui Shinna (1700–82). He also received a Confucian education, unusual at that time for a merchant’s son. From about ...

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