Bunchō Tani Galleries

Bunchō (1763-1840) experimented with many different painting styles during his career but for most of his flower-bird art he used a Chinese style which exaggerated a subject's characteristic features in an attempt to reveal its inner spirit. Consequently, the shapes and colors of flowers and birds drawn by Bunchō are not true-to-life. The titles of three of his pictures books which included pictures of flowers and (or) birds are shown below. Click on a title to see the book's pictures.

  Buncho Tani Gallery Bunchō Gafu
Picture Types
  Buncho Tani Gallery Shazanrō Ehon
Picture Types
  Buncho Tani Gallery Bunchō Gafu
Picture Types