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Chikanobu 1838-1912, Toyohara, Japan  
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  From the series,Azuma Nishiki Chuya Kurabe Edo Embroidery Pictures,Comparison of the Day and Night This shows the famous minister, monk and politician,Kibi No Makibi,watching weavers at workAs a scholar he is noted for his work in linguistics, inventing the first Kana Syllabariesand he is also credited with bringing the popular game of Go from China