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Rimpa School

Rimpa painting is perhaps the finest expression of the Japanese genious for decorative style. Although Rimpa literally means "Korin School," today the term refers to the school of painting and other arts that were founded by Tawaraya Sotatsu (fl. 1600-1640) and his contemporary Hon'ami Koetsu (1558-1637), revived by Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and further developed in Edo (present-day Tokyo) by Sakai Hoitsu (1796-1858) and his student Suzuki Kiitsu (1796-1858).

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