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Hashimoto Kaikan (1854-1935)
Nanga /Nihonga
Plum twigs - A party of hermits
Signed: Kaikan
Seals: Hashi[moto] Toku, Isshin shinko (tp)
Technique: sumi on paper 53,4 x 34
Mounting: dark grey crushed paper
dark wooden rollers, 137,5 x 445,6
Condition: restaurations at the top of the mounting, otherwise very good

Kaikan was born in Akashi, Hyogo prefecture as the son of Hashmoto Bunsui, married to the painter Shôkei and the father of Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945). Kaikan build a reputation of his own after he continued his fathers position as a confucianist teacher for the Akashi domain.
He taught Chinese studies and poetry and gained a great reputation as a scholar. From all over the world people came to his house to know about his opinions on art as well as on scholarly matters.

He lived in Kobe and was known as good poet, an even better calligrapher and as a self-taught painter he worked in the style of Kameida Bôsai (1752-1826).
He studied calligraphy with Kiro Ichimura.

Berry 2001 p. 191 (# 48)
Araki p. 1584

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