|Artist||By Kaiho Yusho|
|Period||Momoyama period, early 17th century|
|Materials and techniques||Pair of eight-fold screens, ink and light colour paper|
Kaihō Yūshō was born in Ohmi (present Shiga prefecture) as a son of a military commander who served Lord Asai Nagamasa. His father died in combat when Oda Nobunaga attacked Odani castle. Yūshō was unhurt since he was sent to Tōfuku-ji temple in Kyoto as child novice. He first studied under Kanō Motonobu, become infatuated with the abbreviated brush technique of Liang Kai, and founded his original style of painting during the Momoyama period. This wide painting spreads over the eight-fold screen with a variety of scenery linked by a spacious waterscape. The composition is well balanced on both sides. It is a manifestation of the Yūshō’s monochrome landscape painting.