Hanabusa Itcho

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"Autumn View of Hozu River, Arashiyama," by Itchô. LACMA.
  • Born: 1652
  • Died: 1724
  • Japanese: 英一蝶 (Hanabusa Icchou)

Hanabusa Itchô was a notable Edo period painter.

He was originally known as Kano Nobuka. Nobuka was exiled for some reason in 1698, and after returning from exile in 1709, he took on the name Itchô (lit. "one butterfly"). Though he studied formally in the Kanô school style of painting, he later developed his own personal style, distinctive enough that scholars today can identify his works by style alone.[1]

He died in 1724.


  • Chôsen tsûshinshi to Okayama, Okayama Prefectural Museum (2007), 70.
  1. Gallery labels, LACMA.[1]