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Iwasa Matabei (1578 - 1650)
Pioneer in the field of the Ukiyo-e style genre painting.
Matabei was born as the son of Araki Murashige, a daimyo served under Oda
When Matabei was around 40 years old, he went to Fukui city because he
was invited from Matsudaira Tadanao, the daimyo of Fukui Domain.
In 1637, Matabei went to Edo as the 2nd Tycoon Tokugawa Hidetada ordered
him to make furnishings for marriage of Hidetada's daughter.
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