Wada Eisaku

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"Portrait of Madame H" by Wada Eisaku. Tokyo National Museum
  • Japanese: 和田英作 (Wada Eisaku)

Wada Eisaku was a yôga painter of the Meiji through Shôwa periods, and director of the Tokyo bijutsu gakkô ("Tokyo Art School," today the Tokyo University of the Arts).

Born in Kagoshima prefecture in 1874, he began studying under Kuroda Seiki in 1894, at the age of 20. By age 29, in 1903, he was working as a teacher at the Tokyo Art School.

Wada became head of the school in 1932, at the age of 58. In 1943, he was awarded the Order of Culture.

He died in 1959 at the age of 84.


  • Gallery labels, Yokohama Port Opening Memorial Hall.[1]