Maruyama Ōkyo


  • Maruyama Ōkyo


Maruyama Ōkyo is one of the greatest masters in the Japanese art history. Ōkyo pioneered in the realistic painting style based on the shasei (direct observation from life) technique, and is recognised as the progenitor of the realism of Japanese painting in pre-modern period. His disciples formed the Maruyama School, whose influence remains strong till the modern period.