Kuroda Seiki moved to Paris in 1884 to study law. Two years later, he changed to painting, and returned to Japan to transform art there.
In 1876, a relatively unknown Italian landscape painter started the transformation of Japanese painting from its 400 year old tradition.
It is time to abandon the prejudices of Ernest Fenollosa, and recognise Japanese yoga painting.
After japonisme, it was appropriate that Japanese painters should be trained in Paris and take the latest avant garde European styles and techniques back.