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Kitao Masayoshi
Nationality: 
japanese
Gender: 
Male
Birth Date: 
1764
Death Date: 
1824
Listed in Roberts under Keisai.Born in Suruga province. Adopted by a farmer Akabane Genzaemon.Pupil of Kitao Shigemasa.Worked until 1797 as ukiyoe artist under the go of Kitao Masayoshi, designing prints and book illustrations. In 1797 became the official painter to the daimyo of Tsuyama, received some training under Kano Eisen'in, took his grandmother's name of Kuwagata and began to work in the Kano manner. Retired to become a lay monk.