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Shibata Zeshin

 (1807 - 1891)
Shibata Zeshin was active/lived in Japan.  Shibata Zeshin is known for painting.

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Shibata Zeshin, a genius in the development of various lacquer techniques, invented urushi-e - paintings painted with actual lacquer.  He remains the only artist successful in this medium, which requires specially treated paper and specially formulated lacquer to withstand the hanging scroll format.


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PANEL WITH DESIGN OF FARMHOUSE IN THE SNOW AT SANO (4)
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A kine (pestle) leaning behind an usu (mortar) resting on top of a rushmat beside delicate sprays of wild kiku and wind-swept grasses
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Scenes from the Noh play Takasago, 1889 (2)
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