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Kyuna Anshin

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Kyûna Anshin was a Ryukyuan painter in the service of the kuramoto (local government) of Yaeyama.

Born in Tonoshiro on Ishigaki Island, he studied under the Shuri-based royal court painter Kohagura Anshô. His works included paintings on the sliding doors of Miyara-dunchi, the residence of the head of Yaeyama, as well as works on the doors of the Gongen-dô at Tôrinji, a Rinzai Zen temple on Ishigaki. Genre paintings (fûzoku-ga) by Kyûna also survive.

References

  • "Kyûna Anshin." Okinawa konpakuto jiten (沖縄コンパクト事典, "Okinawa Compact Encyclopedia"). Ryukyu Shimpô. 1 March 2003. Accessed 16 January 2010.
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