Thought to be the student of Hogai Kano, Kin-u Takeshita worked during the Meiji period. He primarily painted genre scenes, landscapes, and kacho-e, or bird-and-flower prints. In the 1950s, the publisher Uchida released prints of Takeshita's paintings.
Art is man's constant effort to create for himself a different order of reality from that which is given to him. - Chinua Achebe