Nihonga

1880 - ...

Typically, Nihonga uses traditional water-based pigments, Japanese paper and mounting, unlike Yōga (Western-style) painting, which uses oils on canvas The case for Nihonga and for the painting of contemporary Kanō-school artists was led by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa, invited from the United States to teach at Tokyo Imperial University, and his best-known student, Tenshin Okakura.
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