Birds of Winter: Keinen Imao (1845-1923)

This January, Ronin Gallery invites you to start the year with Keinen Imao’s winter volume of Keinen’s Flower-and-Bird Painting Manual (1891-1892). Between plush pine needles and snow-covered plum boughs, this Meiji-period master of kacho-ga (bird-and-flower pictures) captures the quiet beauty of the season through its flora and fauna. Against the pale backdrop of the winter, Keinen’s compositions bristle with life as nimble feet curl around branches and delicate feathers rustle in myriad colors. Blending painterly lines and naturalistic representation, Keinen’s woodblock prints invite you to experience the life stirring beneath winter’s chill.

Keinen Imao (1845-1923) was a preeminent artist of kacho-ga at the end of the 19th century. Born in Kyoto in 1845, Keinen began his artistic training in painting and calligraphy at age 11. As Japan defined its modern identity following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, he established his own studio and worked in a unique style rich in naturalistic detail. By 1888, he became a professor at the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting, securing his role in Kyoto’s art circles. He was appointed to the Art Committee of the Imperial Household in 1904 and became a member of the Imperial Art Academy in 1919. Keinen exhibited extensively throughout his career-from Kyoto to Paris-winning many awards.

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Artist

  • Keinen

Series

  • Keinen kacho gafu

Subject

  • Animals & Fish
  • Birds
  • Nature
  • Winter

Period

  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)
  • 1868 - 1912 (Meiji)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Medium (ie. Oban)
  • Large (ie. Triptych)

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Nuthatch and Loquat

Keinen

Nuthatch and Loquat

JP-209697

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Streaked Fantail Warbler and Mandarin Orange

Keinen

Streaked Fantail Warbler and Mandarin Orange

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Night Heron and Withering Willow

Keinen

Night Heron and Withering Willow

JP-209695

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Little Grebe and Manchurian Wild Rice

Keinen

Little Grebe and Manchurian Wild Rice

JP-209694

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Dusky Thrush and Radish

Keinen

Dusky Thrush and Radish

JP-209693

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Kingfisher and Wax Tree

Keinen

Kingfisher and Wax Tree

JP-209692

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Black Kite and Withered Tree

Keinen

Black Kite and Withered Tree

JP-209691

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Crested Myna and Kaya

Keinen

Crested Myna and Kaya

JP-209690

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Japanese Paradise Flycatcher and Red Pine

Keinen

Japanese Paradise Flycatcher and Red Pine

JP-209689

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Mallards and Snow-covered Reeds (2)

Keinen

Mallards and Snow-covered Reeds (2)

JP-209688

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Mallards and Snow-covered Reeds (1)

Keinen

Mallards and Snow-covered Reeds (1)

JP-209687

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Sandpiper and Withered Lotus

Keinen

Sandpiper and Withered Lotus

JP-209686

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Hawk and Common Teal with Broomsedge

Keinen

Hawk and Common Teal with Broomsedge

JP-209685

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Crows and Snow-covered Pine

Keinen

Crows and Snow-covered Pine

JP-209684

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Eastern Reed Warbler with Reeds and Madagascar Periwinkle

Keinen

Eastern Reed Warbler with Reeds and Madagascar Periwinkle

JP-209683

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Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Plum Tree

Keinen

Mandarin Ducks and Snow-covered Plum Tree

JP-209682

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Brown-headed Thrush and Snake Vine

Keinen

Brown-headed Thrush and Snake Vine

JP-209670

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Grey-headed Woodpecker with Old Pine and Ivy

Keinen

Grey-headed Woodpecker with Old Pine and Ivy

JP-209669

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Alpine Accentor and Sasanqua Camellia

Keinen

Alpine Accentor and Sasanqua Camellia

JP-209668

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Bunting and Leopard Plant

Keinen

Bunting and Leopard Plant

JP-209667

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Dusky Thrush and Cherry Tree

Keinen

Dusky Thrush and Cherry Tree

JP-209666

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Red Crossbills and Euonymus

Keinen

Red Crossbills and Euonymus

JP-209665

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Eastern Turtle Dove and Japanese Cedar

Keinen

Eastern Turtle Dove and Japanese Cedar

JP-209664

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Warbler and Tea Camellia

Keinen

Warbler and Tea Camellia

JP-209663

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Ryukyu Flycatchers and Holly (Tamamizuki)

Keinen

Ryukyu Flycatchers and Holly (Tamamizuki)

JP-209662

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Kawarabashiri and Flowering Kale

Keinen

Kawarabashiri and Flowering Kale

JP-209661

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Japanese Wagtail and Pussy Willow

Keinen

Japanese Wagtail and Pussy Willow

JP-209660

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Chestnut-cheeked Starlings and Japanese Maple

Keinen

Chestnut-cheeked Starlings and Japanese Maple

JP-209659

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Plovers and Cogon Grass

Keinen

Plovers and Cogon Grass

JP-209658

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Eurasian Wrens with Winter Chrysanthemum and Marlberry

Keinen

Eurasian Wrens with Winter Chrysanthemum and Marlberry

JP-209657

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Kingfisher and Japanese Aster

Keinen

Kingfisher and Japanese Aster

JP-209656

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Azure-winged Magpie and Japanese Cleyera

Keinen

Azure-winged Magpie and Japanese Cleyera

JP-209655

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Red-flanked Bluetail and Tree Peony

Keinen

Red-flanked Bluetail and Tree Peony

JP-209654

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Brown-eared Bulbul and Nandina

Keinen

Brown-eared Bulbul and Nandina

JP-209653

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