Kameda Bōsai

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Yearning for a Pleasurable Place in Mountains of the Heart by Kameda Bôsai, 1816
In this Japanese name, the family name is Kameda.

Kameda Bōsai (亀田鵬斎?, 1752–1826) was a Japanese literati painter (nanga in Japanese). He originally trained as a Confucian scholar, but spent the second half of his life as a literati and artist. The book Mountains of the Heart contains many of his most famous paintings.


  • Addiss, Stephen, Kameda Bôsai’s Mountains of the Heart, Daruma Magazine, No. 60, 48-52, 2008.
  • Addiss, Stephen, The world of Kameda Bôsai, the calligraphy, poetry, painting, and artistic circle of a Japanese literatus, New Orleans, New Orleans Museum of Art, 1984.
  • Bôsai, Kameda Mountains of the Heart, New York, G. Braziller, 2007.

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