Today, on March 4, 1602 (Japan):
The most influential painter of the Kanou School during the Tokugawa period of Japan. Several of his paintings, which depict subdued tones and designs of earlier Kanou painters, hang throughout museums through the world—there is currently a screen painting at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. He is considered one of the “three famous brushes” of the Kanou family.
At 17, he became a painter to the Shougun and created masterpieces at Nijou castle, Nagoya Castle, and the Kyouto imperial Palace. However, he is probably most renowned for his scrolls depicting the life of TOKUGAWA Ieyasu and his mausoleum at Nikkou’s Toushouguu (東照宮) shrine.
He died in 1674, at the age of 73. He is enshrined at the Ikegami Honmonji (池上本門寺), a Nichiren Shuu temple south of Tokyo, the same place Nichiren allegedly died.
Those of his scrolls and paintings that have sold at auction, have gone for up to $61,000.