Kawamura Kiyoo

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Portrait of Katsu Kaishû departing Edo castle. 1885.
  • Born: 1852
  • Died: 1934
  • Japanese: 川村 清雄 (Kawamura Kiyoo)

Kawamura Kiyoo was a yôga (Western-style) painter of the Meiji period. He is perhaps most well-known for a portrait he painted in 1885 of Katsu Kaishû departing Edo castle in 1868 after successfully convincing the Tokugawa shogunate to turn the castle over peacefully to imperial forces.


  • Gallery labels, Edo-Tokyo Museum.[1]