Enjoy our Counted Cross Stitch and Counted Needlepoint Charts Patterns inspired by the works of Maruyama Ōkyo.
Maruyama Ōkyo, 1733 –1795, born Maruyama Masataka, was a Japanese artist active in the late 18th century. He moved to Kyoto, where he studied artworks from Chinese, Japanese and Western sources. A personal style of Western naturalism mixed with Eastern decorative design emerged, and Ōkyo founded the Maruyama School of Painting. Although many of his fellow artists criticized his work as too devoted to natural representation it was popular with the public and has endured the test of time.