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27.3 Ikai Shôkoku (1881-1939)
Katana takumi - Swordsmith
Signed: Shôkoku sanshin ga kore
Seals: Shôkoku noin
Technique: colours on silk 122.2 x 36.3
Mounting: green decorated brocafe and olive green silk
red lacquered rollers, 213 x 50
Box: signed double box
Condition: very good

Shôkoku was born in Kyoto. He studied under Taniguchi Kôkyô (1864-1915) and graduated from the Kyoto Municipal School of Fine arts and Crafts in 1900.
Upon his graduation, Shôkoku was immediately accepted as a professor at the Kyoto University of Art. Like Kôkyô he concentrated on rekishi-ga, historical scenes. He was a member of the Kyoto Bijutsu Kyôkai and displayed at the Bunten National Exhibition from 1909. He died at the height of his career at the age of 58.

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