The Last Tosa: Iwasa Katsumochi Matabei, Bridge to Ukiyo-e

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University of Hawaii Press, 1999 - Art - 412 pages
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Iwasa Katsumochi Matabei (1578-1650) is one of the most controversial figures in Japanese art history. Was he, as he asserted, the last Tosa (the Yamato-e school), or the founder of Ukiyo-e, the style of painting associated with the urban commoner class? This text discusses both arguments.
 

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Contents

The Learned Gentleman
13
A Gentleman of Low Repute
39
Commoner Style
74
Courtly Subject Matter
127
Matabei as Macbisbu
143
The Last Tosa as Founder of Ukiyoe
225
Epilogue
265
Primary Sources
273
Matabeis Travel Diary
301
Notes
325
Character List
393
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Kita teaches art history at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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