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  • Moon and Rabbit
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 21216

    Sakai Hoitsu

    Moon and Rabbit

    Biography Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1828) was a Japanese painter born in Edo (present Tokyo) as the second son of Sakai Tadazane, the lord of Himeji Domain (Hyogo Prefecture). Studied Ukiyo-e under Utagawa Toyoharu in Kyoto. Influenced by Ogata Korin and accomplished the painting style of Edo Rimpa School. Also excelled at Haikai and his notable works include a “Flowering plants of summer and autumn (a pair of 2-hold screens)”
    Description
    • color and gold paste on silk with silk mounting
    • dimensions:87×29cm(artwork),183×44cm(overall)
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Silver Insect Cage
    Incense Burner
    Item Number : 21169

    Nakagawa Joeki

    Silver Insect Cage

    Biography
    Description
    • silver
    • dimensions: φ11×h16cm
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Two Women
    Framed
    Item Number : 21045

    Koiso Ryohei

    Two Women

    Biography Koiso Ryohei (1903-1988) was a Japanese oil painter. Graduated from Tokyo School of Fine Arts (later Tokyo University of the Arts) western painting department in 1927. Studied abroad in Europe for two years. After returning to Japan, formed the Shinseisaku Association. During World War II, as a military painter, executed paintings depicting Japanese battle scenes. Awarded the Third Order of the Rising Sun, the Order of Cultural Merit, and Person of Cultural Merits. Member of the Japan Art Academy, and Emeritus professor of Tokyo University of Arts.
    Description
    • Lithograph with frame (edition No. 75/100)
    • dimensions: 58×42cm (artwork), 81×65cm(overall)
    • the artist's signature on the lower right side

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  • Enso Circle
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 18046

    Tengan Sogyo

    Enso Circle

    Biography Tengan Sogyo(1667-1731)
    Description
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 33×53 cm(artwork) 123×65 cm(overall) 
    • minor wear and stain on paper/ very minor bookworm hole on lower part of mounting
    • with wooden storage box

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  • Waka
    Hanging scroll
    Item Number : 15066

    Otagaki Rengetsu

    Waka

    Biography

    Otagaki Rengetsu (1791-1875) was a female poet born in Kyoto. Daughter of Todo Yoshikiyo, chief retainer of Iga-ueno Domain. Learned poems under Chigusa Arikoto. After the death of her husband, entered the Buddhist nunhood under Gesshin of Jinko-in Temple. Mentor of Tomioka Tessai.


    Tachibana Daiki(1899-2005) was a monk of Rinzai sect born in Osaka. Entered the Buddhist priesthood in Nanshu-ji Temple. Became chief priest of Tokuzen-ji Temple. Held positions such as chief steward of Daitoku-ji Temple. Restored Nyoi-an Temple and became its chief priest. Inaugurated as President of Hanazono University. Written works include "Rikyu Ni Kaere: Ima Cha No Kokoro Wo to".

    Description
    • ink on paper with silk mounting
    • dimensions: 33×37cm(artwork), 121×41cm(overall)
    • with wooden storage box signed by Tachibana Daiki

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