Okumura Togyu

Okumura Togyu
Okumura Togyu (1889 1990) was a Japanese modern painter of the nihonga style of watercolour painting. His original name was Yoshizo. The name Togyu referred to a poem from his father who ran a publishing business.

Okumura is characterized by his works which achieve unusual, exquisute quality of colours through the application of the white gofun pigment 100 or 200 times as foundation.

Okumura Togyu Memorial Museum (mainly his sketch)

Nagano-ken, Saku-gun, Sakuho-cho Oaza Hozumi 1428-1, Tel: 0267-66-3881, Fax: 0267-88-3800