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17.2 Tanaka Hakuin (1866-1934) with Sakakura Shinbei XII (1881-1960)
Kashibachi, Bowl - Bamboo
Signed: Hakuin Gen sha
Technique: fine crackled grey Hagiyaki with a tetsu-e, iron oxide underglaze decoration of bamboo Ø 27 (24) X 6 (8)
Date: Winter of 1919
Box: signed
Condition: fine

Hakuin was born in Suruga Province (present-day Shizuoka prefecture). In 1883, when he was 17 years old, he went to Kyoto and became a pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907). Hakuin was a good landscape painter. His views in the Nanga style are similar to those of Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) and Chokunyû. He was his master’s star pupil. Later, Hakuin established private painting schools in Kyoto and in the city of Hofu, Yamaguchi prefecture. He was also an expert on Tanomura school paintings.

Aburai p. 243
Araki p. 1466

Shinbei is regarded as the modern father of Hagiyaki. He took his name in 1897. In 1948 he became chairman of the Hagi-shō Bijutsu Tōgei Kyōkai (the Hagi Art Ceramics Association). In 1957 he was officially recognised as a representative of important Intangible Cultural Property.

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