Masayuki Kojo (こうじょう雅之, Born in Kyoto, Japan, July 24, 1978-) is an ink painter and illustrator. He calls himself "Bujin-gaishi" or "picture painter." He has been the Uji City Tourism Ambassador since April 2018.
He graduated from Kyoto Hairdressing and Beauty Specialized School.
In 2011, she saw a Nissin Cup Noodle commercial and the live art of Musashi Miyamoto from "Vagabond", which inspired him to become creative, and she started her career as a "Bujin-ga" artist in 2014. He became a full-time artist in 2012.
He has been creating "warrior paintings" depicting warriors from the Warring States period and the Three Kingdoms in Suiboku-ga, a self-taught style of ink painting. In recent years, he has also been producing "modern warrior paintings" in which he depicts living people as the subjects of his paintings. Kojo himself describes his samurai paintings as "I do not see a 'warrior' as someone who fights, but rather as someone who has his or her own 'resolve.' I myself consider "samurai painting" to be the act of drawing with such "resolve" and to be able to see and feel the "resolve" of the various characters in my Sumi-e ink paintings.
He has been performing live painting "Live Art" at solo exhibitions and event venues, where he draws samurai paintings on the spot to music.