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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Mushroom hunt
Signed: Kahô etsusaku
Seals: Kenshô
Technique: sumi on browned paper 30.3 x 32.6
Mounting: grey-brown crushed paper and green paper
red lacqueredlacquered rollers, 113 x 35
Condition: very good

Fumikakete / mireba atama ni /aru kinoko.

Stoppeld, I look up:
in front of my head there
some mushroom.

Kahô was born in Kyoto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô (died1877), who studied with 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 studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, and made his own interpretations.
He participated in numerous exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

Oranda Jin 2012
Araki p. 2030
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285
Haiku & Haiga p. 195
Berry '01 pp. 176-177