Maki Tōei

  • Born: 1721
  • Died: 1783
  • Period: Edo Period
  • Occupation: Poet, Artist, Author.

Maki Tōei

Maki Tōei (1721-1783) is known to have been a poet during the Edo Period.

During his life he wrote under the pen name Rōsan (Old Silkworm) and Shiyō-kan (Hall of Violet Light), amongst others.

He wrote the forward for the Gazu Hyakki Yagyo as well as undertaking the calligraphy for it, signing the book:

By the Hermit of the Eastern Capital, Rōsan, master of Shiyo.1


1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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Maki Tōei