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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Nihonga
Hanamushiro - Carpet of flowers (after Buson)
Signed: Buson ku Kahô sha
Seals: Kenshô
Technique: sumi on paper 17 x 53,5
Condition: backed, very good

The haiku reads: 浮草を吹あつめてや花むしろ 蕪村
Ukikusa o / fukiatsumete ya / hanamushiro, Buson ku

Floating vegitation
blown together by the wind
one carpet of flowers.
(HK)
Yosa Buson (1716-1783)

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.

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

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