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Takabayashi Hokoku

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  • Born: 1840
  • Died: 1894/5/6
  • Other Names: 轍 (Tetsu)
  • Japanese: 高林芳谷 (Takabayashi Hôkoku)

Takabayashi Hôkoku was a painter of the Bakumatsu and Meiji periods, known especially for her birds and flowers paintings.

Born in Edo in 1840, she later studied painting under Shiina Bun'yû and Tôdô Takakiyo.

Following the Meiji Restoration, she taught sumi-e (ink painting) from a studio in the Kanda neighborhood of Tokyo. Her students included a number of daughters of prominent elites, and foreigners. She died on May 6, 1894.

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