Biography Ippô, Mori 一鳳 森 (1798 - 1871)
Mori Ippō was born and lived in Osaka. He was trained in the Shijō style by Mori Tetsuzan, who later adopted him into the renowned Mori family. In the 1850’s the executed a commission for the Imperial palace.
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Little information about his life is available, except what he noted down in the humorous book he wrote.
His work shows no great genius, but it is good enough to deserve more acclaim than it generally receives.
Recurring themes are animals, birds, landscapes, and scenes of Osaka life.
His best known pupils are his sons Mori Bunrei, Mori Nihō, Mori Kanzan and Kôô. He died in1871.