Biography of Japanese Painter
Ito Jakuchu (1715 - 1800)
Painter at the middle or latter part of the Edo period.
Jakuchu was born in Kyoto as a son of rich wholesale greengrocer, called
He studied the Kano painting first, then he was influenced by Chinese Yuan and Ming paintings.
At the age of 40, Jakuchu transfered resposibility for the family to his younger brother.
Jakuchu was good at painting animals and flowers with a realism, especially good at painting fowls (cocks).