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18. Kinoshita Ôjû (1777-1815)
Dancing squirrels
Signed: Ôjû
Seals: Ôjû noin
Technique: colours on silk, 28 x 29.7
Mounting: light blue silk
127 x 32.2
Condition: restored hole and lightly soiled, otherwise good

Õjû was the second son of Maruyama Õkyo (1733 -1795). He was adopted by his maternal grandfather Kinoshita Sensai. After he studied with his father Õkyo he specialized in kachô-ga to become a famous painter.

Roberts p.124
Araki p. 2628
Kyoto '98 p. 277
Mitchell p. 126