Japanese antique woodblock print, Ito Jakuchu, "Lentil, from Jakuchu gafu"
Japanese antique woodblock print. ITŌ Jakuchū 伊藤 若冲 (1716-1800) "Lentil from Jakuchu gafu"
Itō Jakuchū (伊藤 若冲?, 1716–1800) was a Japanese painter of the mid-Edo period when Japan had closed its doors to the outside world. Many of his paintings concern traditionally Japanese subjects, particularly chickens and other birds. Many of his otherwise traditional works display a great degree of experimentation with perspective, and with other very modern stylistic elements.