"1870-1965. B. Kochi City. Given name Mosaburo. Used the go Shokuko as an illustrator; since Shokoku can be read as Matsutani, he is also known as Matsutani Shoun. At 13 moved to Tokyo to studu nanga painting with Taki Watei. From 1902 exhibited Japanese-style paintings with Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai and later in Bunten and Teiten. From age 20 worked as illustrator for Fuzoku gaho, a pictoral journal dealing with "popular places in Tokyo." Moku-hanga of traditional subjects, including bijin-ga, kacho-ga, and landscapes published by Matsuki Heikichi." --'Guide to Modern Japanese Prints: 1900-1975' by H. Merritt and N. Yamada



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