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Frogs and Fart Battles: Kyōsai in 60 seconds

Published 11 April 2022

Meet one of the most exciting Japanese painters of the 19th century.

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    He is among Japan’s most important master painters, and his witty, energetic and imaginative works continue to influence numerous styles today, from manga to tattoo art.

    Here’s everything you need to know about Kawanabe Kyōsai in 60 seconds.

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