Kokyo was born in Osaka in 1864.
His real given name was Tsuchinosuke.
He became a disciple of Kono Bairei in Kyoto.
Kokyo aimed to establish his own style of historical painting by innovating
the Rinpa techniques on the basis of the Shijo style.
Along with Kikuchi Hobun, Takeuchi Seiho & Tsuji Kako, he was counted
one of the four heavenly kings of pupils under Kono Bairei.
Kokyo was conversant with old conventionalities and common practices, and,
was good at depicting historical scenes.
He teached at the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts, and the Kyoto
Municipal School of Fine Arts.
He deceased in the 4th year of the Taisho era at the age of 52.
Highest Value = about US$ 20 thousand