Kiitsu was originally trained as a dyer of textiles, but later came to study painting under Sakai Hôitsu, and collaborated with Hôitsu on a number of projects. These included the Kôrin hyakuzu ("One Hundred Pictures by Kôrin"), a woodblock-printed book collecting line-drawing reproductions of compositions by Ogata Kôrin (d. 1716), a painter of a few generations prior, after whom the Rinpa style took its name.
- "Morning Glories," Gallery label. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number 54.69.1,2.