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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Shijô/ Nihonga
Signed: Kahô
Seals: Kahô noin
Technique: sumi on paper 131 x 37,2
Date: Mid autumn of 1900
Mounting: brown crushed paper
191 x 48
Condition: a few creases, ortherwise good

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
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285
Araki p. 2030
Haiku & Haiga p. 195
Norio p. 242
Berry '01 pp. 176-177