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 Seiu Ito  (1882 - 1961)

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Lived/Active: Japan      Known for: painting

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Kakejiku, a vertical hanging scroll, ink and colours on silk, depicting a dramatic scene of bondage and tattooing aboard a pirate ship with ferocious pirates and several naked and semi-naked women, some already tattooed, lying on the deck or suspended fro
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Ito Seiu (original name Ito Hajime) was born in the Asakusa district of Tokyo and enjoyed a varied artistic education in metalwork, ivory carving, painting and later sculpture. He started his career as a newspaper illustrator but is best known as the 'father of bondage painting', for which he used as a model Sahara Kise who later became his second wife; he also painted ghostly scenes and other subjects from the Edo Period, often drawing his inspiration from the work of Tsukioka Yos (showing 500 of 846 characters).

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