Soga Shōhaku

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Soga Shōhaku
Soga Shohaku, Japanese (1730–1781), Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web, 18th century, Japan, Edo period, Two-fold screen; ink on paper, Kimbell Art Museum.jpg
Shoki Ensnaring a Demon in a Spider Web by Soga Shōhaku. Ink on papered folding screen. Photograph by Kimbell Art Museum.
Born Miura Sakonjirō
1730
Either Ise or Kyōto[1]
Died 30 January 1781(1781-01-30)[1]
Kyōto
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Painter

Soga Shōhaku (曾我蕭白?) (1730–1781) was a Japanese painter of the Edo period. Shōhaku distinguished himself from his contemporaries by preferring the brush style of the Muromachi period, an aesthetic that was already passé 150 years before his birth.[1]

Shōhaku's birth name was Miura Sakonjirō. His family was wealthy, but all of his immediate family members died before he reached age 18.

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