This article discusses the artwork of the Edo Period painter Fukuhara Gogaku (1730-1799), a well-known disciple of Ike Taiga, who was particularly famous for his portraiture. Gogaku also played an active role in the artistic circles of Osaka. It is regrettable however that his role in Japanese art history has largely been forgotten, as he has often been overshadowed by his more famous teacher Ike Taiga. Gogaku obviously inherited many of the techniques as well as the ideals of his master. Precise composition and the unity of poetry, calligraphy and image for example. However, not merely content to simply imitate his master, Gogaku continued to experiment with different genres and styles throughout his career. For example, in his portraiture and figure painting Gogaku had a certain skill in bringing out the individual characteristics of his subjects, being able to display their inner reality while also imparting a unique sense of strangeness. His landscape genre paintings reveal a different outlook on nature compared to Taiga. If Taiga's rivers and mountains lead the viewer into the world of dreams and contemplation, Gogaku's scenes of nature are full of materialistic sensitivity, inviting the viewer into the world of human feelings.