Terajima Ryōan

  • Period: Edo Period
  • Occupation: Dentist, Author, Artist
  • Birth: –
  • Death:

Terajima Ryōan

Terajima Ryōan (寺島良安) was an Osaka Dentist but also was the creator of the Wakan Sansai Zue which would later greatly inspire Toriyama Sekien in his depictions of Yōkai. He spent years cataloguing Chinese information on astronomy, botany, pharmacology, geology, geography and zoology.1

Footnotes

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

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Terajima Ryōan