Unkoku Togan

Painting, Visual Artist

1547 – 1618

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Who was Unkoku Togan?

Unkoku Togan was a Japanese painter.

He was born into a privileged family in Nagasaki, the second son of Hara Naoie, lord of Nokomi Castle in Hizen province.

Starting as an artist of the KanĊ school, Togan's work soon took its inspiration from the style of Sesshu. He painted realistic landscapes, usually ink on paper.

He worked under Lord Mori of Yamaguchi Prefecture. Later, he became a Buddhist priest and abbot of Unkoku-an Temple. He died in Yamaguchi.

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Born
1547
Nagasaki
Nationality
  • Japan
Died
1618
Yamaguchi Prefecture

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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