Feb 8, 2012

Itō Jakuchū Google Doodle

Google celebrates the 296th birthday of Itō Jakuchū.


Top 5 facts about Itō Jakuchū:

1. He was born in 1716.

2. Itō Jakuchū was a Japanese painter  of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world.

3. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. 

4. He held strong ties to Zen Buddhist ideals.

5. Itō Jakuchū died in 1800.

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