Kimura Kenkadô was a prominent honzôgaku (natural sciences) scholar and cultural figure of the mid-18th century.
A saké brewer from Osaka, Kenkadô was deeply involved in scholarly and cultural circles in his city, and beyond. Ike no Taiga, Ike Gyokuran, Matsuura Seizan, Masuyama Sessai, and Tani Bunchô were but a few of those with whom he had significant interactions or lengthy relationships.
- Chôsen tsûshinshi to Okayama, Okayama Prefectural Museum (2007), 69.
- Gallery labels, British Museum.