Kishi Ha (Kishi School of Art)
The school is one of the most flourished Japanese-style painting schools in Kyoto in the later stage of Edo Period (e.g. Tokugawa Period) - the last samurai (warrior)'s era - about 200 years ago. The progenitor is Kishiku and is famous for Japanese ink painting (sumi-e) tiger. His son, Gantai, succeeded the way and contributed to the glory of Kishi Ha. These paintings were used as examplar for the school's desciples.