- 甲南女子大学研究紀要. 文学・文化編 = Konan Women's University researches of literature and culture volume (ISSN:1347121X)
- no.40, pp.A65-A76, 2004-03-18
Painting circles in Osaka were formed gradually in the early 18th century. They were developed by Tachibana Morikuni. Ooka Shunboku and Yoshimura Shuuzan, etc., who studied under the Kano school. Their teacher was Tsurusawa Tanzan, who studied under Kano Tan'yu in Edo and became active in Kyoto. Some painters who had been well trained under Tanzan brought up their pupils in Osaka and introduced a wide development into the schools of Tachibana, Ooka, Yoshimura and Mori. On the other hand, following the example of Sesshuu, Mori Sosen produced monochrome horses in ink, in his case on screens. In this paper, I examine the development of these schools in Osaka and the characteristic subjects of their paintings.