Maeda Seison (1885 – 1977) was born in Gifu Prefecture. He was a student of Kajita Hanko and participated in the Tatsumi Gakkai and Kojikai. Together with Kobayashi Kokei and Yasuda Yukihiko, he was known as one of the “Three Glasses” of the Nihon Bijutsu-in (Japan Art Institute). In his later years, he was involved in projects to preserve cultural properties, such as reproducing and copying the mural paintings of the Golden Hall of Horyuji Temple and the Takamatsuzuka Tumulus, and his legacy has been carried on by Seison’s students, including Ikuo Hirayama.