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Kanaoka

Kanaoka (känäˈōkä) [key], fl. 2d half of 9th cent., Japanese landscape and figure painter, founder of the Kose school of painting. None of his works survives, but tradition says that he was the first Japanese painter to paint Japanese subject matter. He is also known as Kose no Kanaoka.

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