My own interest, indeed some might say obsession, in Ogata Gekko was generated by Rob Turley of the original Ogata Gekko.com site. He acted as my mentor during the early phases of my education and continues to be a great friend and source of ideas. My further education has been assisted greatly by a number of other experts in the field of Japanese art, noteable among them are Jon de Jong of Oranda Jin, Guy Pepermans, Kyoko Suzuki of the Japanese Art Site, Peter Gilder of Arts and Designs of Japan and Amy Newland. Balfour Halevy has been very generous providing digital images of work I do not have access to, many others have helped as well. I am grateful to you all. This site has only become possible through your generosity.