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Schools of Nihonga (Japanese-style Paintings) 001
Schools of nihonga are mainly divided into those that are in the lineage of yamato-e painting and those that are in the lineage of the Chinese-style painting, which is modeled after the paintings of Song and Yuan dynasties of China. From about the Muromachi period, the two groups influenced each other and different kinds of schools, each with its own characteristic style, were established as a result. From the latter half of the Edo period to the Meiji period, influence among schools became strong and the individuality of each school tended to become less evident. In the process of transition to modern painting with the introduction of Western-style painting, the concept of “schools” became weaker. I would like to introduce the various schools of traditional Japanese painting and painting groups that appeared from the beginning of the modern period until the present day, a few at a time.
Kanou School / Schools of Nihonga (Japanese Painting)
Kanou School is the largest gaha (group of painters) in Japanese art history, and was active for about 400 years as a group of expert painters.
Maruyama Shijou School / Schools of Nihonga
Maruyama Shijou School is a name collectively referring to Maruyama School and Shijou School, which became famous in Kyoto from the late Edo Period.
Rinpa School / Schools of Nihonga
Rinpa is one of the major historical schools of Japanese-style painting. It was created in 17th century Kyoto by Kouetsu Honami and Soutatsu Tawaraya.
Kyoto School / Schools of Nihonga
Kyoto School is a term that refers to the artists of the Kyoto circle of nihonga (Japanese-style paintings) after the Meiji period.
Tosa School / Schools of Nihonga
Tosa School is a school that continued from the early Muromachi period to the end of the Edo period. Sumiyoshi School is separated from Tosa School.
Bunchou Tani / Kantou-bunjinga / Schools of Nihonga
Kantou- bunjinga is a school of artists of the literati painting (bunjin-ga) that was active in Edo and led by Bunchou Tani (1763-1841) .
Kishi School / Ganku / Schools of Nihonga
Kishi School is a school in the Kyoto circle that existed from the late Edo period to the Meiji period. Its founder is Ganku.
Kose School / Kanaoka Kose / Schools of Nihonga
Kose School is a family of court artists founded by Kanaoka Kose in the latter half of the 9th century, during the early Heian period.
Takuma School / Schools of Nihonga
Takuma School is a school of Buddhist painters associated with the Chinese-style painting that has its beginnings in the artist Tametou Takuma.