Biography Asai, Ryûtô 浅井, 柳塘 (1842 - 1907)
Asai Ryûtô, also known as Asai Hakuzan, was born in Awa province in 1842. First he studied under the Shijo painter Dodo Hirotoshi, then with the nanga> painters Taniguchi Aizan and Nukina Kaioku. Later he went to Nagasaki and worked under Kinoshita Itsuun. He was also a poet and calligrapher. He specialized in landscapes and kachôga.
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Roberts, Laurance P. A Dictionary of Japanese artists, New York, 1976, p. 6