Hayashi JikkoEdo period, 19th century

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Japan

Originally born to a family of sake producers, Hayashi Jikko was later adopted by the Hayashi family. Unfortunately, not much is much is known about his artistic training. Many of his works depict unique themes, and his free and lively style brushstrokes create an especially distinctive aspect among the Kanto nanga style.


  • Title: Eels
  • Creator: Hayashi Jikko
  • Creator Lifespan: 1778 - 1813
  • Date Created: Edo period, 19th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w403 x h1271 mm
  • Object Title: 鰻図
  • Object Notes(Japanese): 林十江は水戸(茨城県)の酒造業の家に生まれ、のちに林家の養子となった。絵の修業過程についてはよくわかっていない。本図のように特異なテーマの作品が多く、自由奔放で生き生きとした筆墨法で描き出される画面は、関東南画の中でもとびきり異色である。
  • Object Date: 江戸時代・19世紀
  • Medium(Japanese): 紙本墨画
  • Artist Name: 林十江筆
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_collection/index.php?controller=dtl&colid=A12100&t=search
  • Medium: Ink on paper

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