Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga

Chōjū-gigaScrolls of Frolicking AnimalsScroll of Frolicking AnimalsScrolls of Frolicking Animals and HumansChōjugiga鳥獣人物戯画ТёдзюгигаChōjū gigaКарикатури тварин і людей鳥獸戲畫Choju-jinbutsu-giga조지유진부츠기가Pentraĵoj de Petolantaj Birdoj, Bestoj, kaj Homoj

Collection: Kyoto National Museum; Tokyo National Museum

Material: ink; paper

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Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (鳥獣人物戯画, literally "Animal-person Caricatures"), commonly shortened to Chōjū-giga (鳥獣戯画, literally "Animal Caricatures"), is a famous set of four picture scrolls, or emakimono, belonging to Kōzan-ji temple in Kyoto, Japan. The Chōjū-giga scrolls are also referred to as Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Scrolls of Frolicking Animals and Humans in English. Some think that Toba Sōjō created the scrolls; however, it seems clear from the style that more than one artist is involved. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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