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Yashima Gakutei

Japanese, ca. 1786-ca. 1855

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print designer


Born in 1786, Yashima Gakutei was a good Ukiyo-e craftsman, but was better known as a writer and poet. He was a kyoka-poet, putting his own poems on his prints. Gakutei also translated a 16th century Chinese novel, “His-yi” (Journey to the West) into Japanese and illustrated the book with his own designs. Gakutei produced a number of excellent surimono and book illustrations.



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