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Toba Sojo

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  • Born: 1053
  • Died: 1140
  • Other Names: 藤原覚猷 (Fujiwara no Kakuyuu)
  • Japanese: 鳥羽僧正 (Toba Soujou)

Toba Sôjô was a monk of the Heian period, to whom the creation of the famous Chôjû-giga ("Frolicking Animals") scroll painting has traditionally been attributed.

Collections of illustrations published in the Edo period and said to resemble the artistic style of the Chôjû-giga were called Toba-e, after him.

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