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date: 20 October 2019

Gyokuzan or Gyokusan; real name: , Shoyu or Naotomo) Okada, nickname: Shitoku, pseudonyms: Gyokuzan, Kinryosailocked

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1737; died 1812.

Painter.

Gyokuzan was a painter from Osaka. He was promoted to the rank of hokkyo, a title meaning ‘bridge of Buddhist law’ initially given to Buddhist monks but later becoming an honorific given to other worthy members of society, such as artists. He illustrated many historical narratives, notably the ...

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