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Hasegawa Tōhaku (長谷川 等伯 Hasegawa Tōhaku, 1539-1610) was a Japanese painter and founder of the Hasegawa school of Japanese-style painting during the Azuchi-Momoyama period of Japanese history. Events May 30 - In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold. ... Events January 7 - Galileo Galilei discovers the Galilean moons of Jupiter. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Azuchi-Momoyama period (安土桃山時代) is a division of... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei Pre-History/The Origin of History Jomon Period Main...



Tōhaku started his artistic career as a painter of Buddhist paintings in his home province of Noto, Japan. After moving to Kyoto around the age of 30, he developed his own style of Chinese-ink painting. He later shifted to decorative standing screen, sliding door, wall, and ceiling paintings, rivaling Kano Eitoku and competing for the favor and patronage of Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... Location of Kyoto, on the main island of Japan Kyoto (Japanese: 京都市; Kyōto-shi) is a city in Japan that has a population of 1. ... Kano Eitoku (狩野 永徳 Kanō Eitoku, 1543-1590) was a Japanese painter and founder of the Kano school of Japanese-style painting during the Azuchi-Momoyama period of Japanese history. ... Oda Nobunaga Oda Nobunaga (織田 信長 Oda Nobunaga, June 23, 1534 - June 21, 1582) was a major daimyo during the Sengoku period of Japanese history. ... Hideyoshi at his old age. ...


After Eitoku's death in 1590, Tōhaku stood alone as the greatest living master of his time. Becoming an official painter for Hideyoshi, producing some of his greatest and most elegant paintings. Events March 14 - Battle of Ivry - Henry IV of France again defeats the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne. ...

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Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610) was a Japanese painter and founder of the Hasegawa school[?] of Japanese-style painting[?] during the Azuchi-Momoyama period of Japanese history.
Tohaku started his artistic career as a painter of Buddhist paintings in his home province of Noto, Japan.
After moving to Kyoto around the age of 30, he developed his own style of Chinese-ink painting[?].
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