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Yoshitsugu Haizan (1846-1915)
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Hanaire, vase - Ume hana, plumblossom
Signed: Haizan, Tsuna Tokusei (especially made)
Seals: Tsuna
Technique: Aritayaki sometsuke, porcelain with a cobalt blue underglaze decoration from Arita. Ø 14.5 x 36.3
Date: on a autumn day in 1914
Condition: fine

有田焼染付 Aritayaki sometsuke
The inscription reads: 妙在天心落墨世 Myôzai tenshin rakubokuse,
The subtlety in painting can only be grasped out of one self.

Haizan was the son of a minor Nanga painter from Fukuoka, Kyûshû. In his early years he studied calligraphy with Hirose Tansô (1782-1856). In Kyoto he became a pupil of Nakanishi Kôseki (1807-1884). In 1871 he injured his right hand and only could use his left and called him self Hidaraite (left hand). In 1878 he went to China to study painting.

Reference:
Roberts p. 204
Araki p. 1521
Hempel '98 p. 163

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