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Tanaka Hakuin (1866-1934) & Saka Kōraizaemon
Nihonga Nanga/Hagiyaki
Heibachi, Bowl - Bamboo
Signed: Hakuin Gen sha
Seals:
Technique: fine crackled grey Hagiyaki with a tetsu-e, iron oxyde underglaze decoration of bamboo Ø 27 (24) X 6 (8)
Date: Winter of 1919
Box: signed by both (?)
Condition: fine

Hakuin was born in Suruga Province (present Shizuoka Prefecture). He became the best pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907).

In 1883, when he was 17 years old, he went to Kyoto and became a disciple of Chokunyû. In these days Hakuin called himself "Tanomura Hakuin", but after he married in 1900, he changed his name into "Tanaka Hakuin", Tanaka being the surname of his wife.
His views in the Nanga style are very similar to Tanomura Chikuden and Chokunyu.
Later, Hakuin established a private painting school in Kyoto with many pupils and later in Hofu city of Yamaguchi Prefecture. He was also an expert on Tanomura school paintings.

Reference:
Aburai p. 243
Araki p. 1466

This Hagi potter Saka Kōraizaemon is a bit of riddle. He signed the box 12th gneration, but the 12th generation still had be born (1949-1987). The outside lid of the box might be signed later, otherwise the 10th generation (1890-1958) is more likely.

Hagiyaki comes from Yamaguchi prefecture
http://www.tenpyodo.com/artist_sakakoraizaemon.html

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