Hasegawa school

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The Hasegawa school was a school (style) of Japanese painting founded in the 16th century by Hasegawa Tôhaku and disappearing around the beginning of the 18th century.

The school painted mostly fusuma (sliding doors), was based largely on the style of the Kanô school, and was centered in Kyoto. A relatively small school, the majority of its painters were students of Tôhaku and of various Kanô masters. Tôhaku himself was a student of Kanô Eitoku and is said to have considered himself the stylistic successor to Sesshû. He painted largely in monochrome ink, in largely Chinese-inspired styles, and is particularly famous for his depictions of monkeys.

Hasegawa artists of note


  • This article was written by User:LordAmeth and contributed to both S-A and Wikipedia; the author gives permission for his work to be used in this way.
  • Frederic, Louis (2002). "Japan Encyclopedia." Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.