Takamura Kōun

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Takamura Kōun in May 1928

Takamura Kōun (高村 光雲, March 8, 1852 – October 10, 1934) was a Japanese sculptor.

Born as Nakajima Kōzō,[1] he created the bronze statue of Saigō Takamori, completed in 1898, which stands in Ueno Park in Tokyo.[2] He is also the author of the statue of Kusunoki Masahide which stands in front of the Tokyo Imperial Palace.[3]

He was the father of the poet and sculptor Kōtarō Takamura.[4]


  1. ^ "Takamura Kōun". Enciclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Takamura, Koun  (1852 - 1934)". National Diet Library of Japan. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ Takeuchi, Melinda (2004). The Artist as Professional in Japan. Stanford University Press. p. 152.
  4. ^ "A Collection of Books". taito-culture.jp. Retrieved August 16, 2014.

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