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Biography H˘itsu, Sakai (1761 - 1828)

Of aristocratic descent, H˘itsu received an eclectic painting education. He studied under Kano school teachers, but also studied Ukiyo-e, Maruyama and Nanga school painting, before taking to the Rimpa school, on the advice of Tani Bunch˘.
In 1797 he became a Buddhist priest and then spent the last 21 years of his life in seclusion, studying the life and works of K˘rin.



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