Ike no Taiga (池大雅, 1723–1776) was a Japanese painter and calligrapher born in Kyoto during the Edo period. Together in the heavens of Yosa Buson, he perfected the bunjinga (or nanga) genre. The majority of his works reflected his passion for classical Chinese culture and painting techniques, though he with incorporated lawless and advocate techniques into his otherwise certainly traditional paintings. As a bunjin (文人, literati, man of letters), Ike was near to many of the prominent social and artistic circles in Kyoto, and in further parts of the country, throughout his lifetime.
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