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Fujii Tatsukichi (1881-1964)(attr. to)
Signed: Ken’ô (sakakimi -> wise royal)
Seals: unread
Technique: sumi on silk 27.7 x 36.7
Mounting: light brown gold brocade and beige silk
lacquered rollers, 120 x 49.5
Condition: very good

Tatsukichi, born in Hekinan (Aichi prefecture), was a multi-talented crafts artist of the Taishō and Shōwa periods. He was one of the most important reformers of the traditional arts in Japan and a pioneer of the modern craft world. His creativity touched nearly every area: embroidery, lacquer, pottery, papermaking, woodblock carving and printing, dyeing – his influence was enormous. The museum of contemporary art in Tatsukichi’s birth place, Hekinan, is named after him.

Merritt ‘ 92 p. 18