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Kano Tanyu (1602 - 1674)
One of the foremost painter of the Kano school.
Tanyu was born in Kyoto as the eldest son of Kano Takanobu, grandson of
As an official painter, Tanyu participated in producing paintings for Edo
Castle, Nijo Castle, Nagoya Castle and others.
In 1623, he transfered the position of the head of the Kano school to Yasunobu,
Tanyu's youngest brother.
However, no outstanding men appeared from subsequent painters belonged
to this school because they only adhered to keep old painting rules.
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