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date: 23 October 2019

Gukyoku, Reisailocked


Japanese, 14th – 15th century, male.

Born 1363 or 1370, probably in Yamashiro; died 23 June 1452, in Kyoto.

Monk-painter, poet.

Gukyoku Reisai was a Zen monk-painter who lived at the Kencho-ji in Kamakura and Nanzen-ji in Kyoto, and in later years headed the Tofuku-ji in Kyoto. He was a skilled calligrapher and painter of Buddhist subjects, being particularly interested in the figures of Tenjin and Monju, whom he painted in ink in rapid brushstrokes....

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