Forty-Seven Samurai: A Tale of Vengeance & Death in Haiku and Letters, Hiroaki Sato, Stone Bridge Press, 2019, p. 143.
Uenaka Chokusai 植中直斎 (1885-1977)
Born in Nara, Chokusai's birth name was Naojiro. He studied under Fukada Chokujō 深田直城 (1861-1947), Hashimoto Gahō 橋本雅邦 (1835-1908) and Yamamoto Shunkyo 山元春挙 (1871-1933). He studied Nichiren Buddhism with Tanaka Chigaku 田中智學 (1861-1939) and his Buddhist works were shown at the government sponsored Bunten and Teiten exhibitions. In addition to Buddhist inspired works he was known for his paintings of historical scenery. Along with Hayashi Bunto 林文塘 (1886-1966) , Ikeda Keisen 池田桂仙 (1863-1931) and Ueda Manshu 上田万秋 (1869-1952) he would help establish the Nihon Jiyu Gadan (Japan Independent Painting Group or Japan Free Painting Group), which held non-juried exhibitions.