Biography Sakamoto, Kôjô 坂本 光浄 (1875 - 1969)
Kôjô Sakamoto was the 37th superintendent priest of the Kiyoshi Kojin Seicho-ji (temple), built in 893 A.D. by order of Emperor Uda (887-897), the 59th emperor. It is located c. 20 kilometers N.W. of Osaka. Kôjô Sakamoto was a close friend of Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), and after the latter's death he was one of his most ardent advocates. A lot of Tessai's works were held by the temple, and in 1975 the Tessai Art Museum was opened, realized by the 38th superintendent priest, Koso.
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Kôjô Sakamoto is also the author of a book describing the temple holdings of Tessai's work, which was published in 1957.