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Rai Sanyo (1781 - 1832)

Portrait of Rai Sanyo, painted by Hoashi Kyou

Confucianist at the latter part of the Edo period (1603-1868).


Sanyo was born in Osaka as a son of Rai Harumizu, official confucianist of Hiroshima Domain.
First, Sanyo studied confucianism under Rai Kyohei in Hiroshima, then, he went to Edo and studied under Bito Nisyu and Hattori Ritsusai.
Later, Sanyo moved to Kyoto and established a private school.
He exchanged with the literary men such as Yanagawa Seigan, Oshio Heihachiro, Shinozaki Kochiku and Urakami Syunkin.

Sansui-ga by Rai Sanyo 1820 Painted by Nakabayashi Chikuto, San Kanji Writing by Rai Sanyo Rakkan Signature & Seals of Rai Sanyo
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