Sesson Shukei

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Sesson Shukei
Born 1504 (1504)
Hitachi, Japan
Died c. 1589 (1589-02-19UTC22:19:38)
Iwashiro, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Known for Painting
Movement Suiboku

Sesson Shukei (born Satake Heizo) (Japanese: 雪村; 1504 – c. 1589) was a Japanese Zen monk and painter from the Muromachi period.

He is the most important painter[1] who followed the style of Sesshū Tōyō (1420-1506). His works are classic examples of Japanese ink painting which was imported via many artists from China. He produced many landscapes.

He travelled to Aizu at least twice to give lessons in painting to the daimyō Ashina Moriuji – first in 1546, and then again in 1561 after Moriuki's retirement.[2][3]



  1. ^ "Sesson Shūkei". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2017-09-24. 
  2. ^ Murase, Miyeko; N.Y.), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York (1975-01-01). Japanese Art: Selections from the Mary and Jackson Burke Collection : [exhibition]. Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9780870991363. 
  3. ^ Archives of Asian Art. Asia Society. 1982-01-01. 

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