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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Treasure ship - Takarabune
Signed: Gekkei ku Kahô sha
Seals: Kenshô
Technique: sumi and a touch of gold on paper 30,6 x 45
Mounting: azure paper and grey-blue crushed paper
bomboo rollers, 110 x 59,2
Condition: very good

Yo wa haru o / tsumikomu fune ni / nami no yoki. Gekkei ku
The waves do well
Carrying the ship loaded
With a world of spring

Matsumura Gekkei (Go Shun) (1752-1811)(HK)

Actually not translatable because the meaning of yo can be: world, as well as now, or night.

Kahô was born in Kyôto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô († 1877), a pupil of Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837). Kahô studied painting under Mori Kansai (1814-92) and calligraphy with his brother-in-law Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), who was married to his sister Tatsu. Kahô also studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, from which he made his own unmistakable copies. He participated in a lot of exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

Oranda Jin 2012
Araki p. 2030
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285 (# 81)
Haiku & Haiga p. 195 ( # 72-73)
Berry '01 pp. 176-177 (# 89)

Availability: On Request