Toba Sōjō

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Toba".
Animals sumo wrestling on the first scroll of Chōjū-giga
Creature taken from Bakemono-Dukushi

Toba Sōjō (鳥羽 僧正?) (1053–1140), also known as Kakuyū (覚猷?), was a Japanese astronomer, an artist-monk, and the son of Minamoto-no-Takakuni.

Although he is frequently credited as the artist of the famous picture scroll Chōjū-giga, there is no conclusive proof of this claim.

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