Biography Kumashiro Yûhi 熊代 熊斐 (1713 - 1772)
Kumashiro Yûhi was born in Nagasaki, the son of an official interpreter of Chinese. He studied under Shen Nan-p'in, a Chinese artist from Wu Hsing, who had come to Nagasaki in 1731, stayed for two years and exerted a great influence on artists in Nagasaki.
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Subsequently he made a name for himself as the most important of Shen Nan-p'in's pupils, and the leading figure of the Nagasaki school, which introduced Chinese and Western painting techniques to Kyoto and Edo.