The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.
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Scholars in Bamboo Forest, Scroll by Honda Tenjo

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1372838

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Honda Tenjo enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Seven Great Men. Ink on paper in a superlative silk mounting with ivory rollers (they will be changed if exporting). It is 26 x 85-1/2 inches (66.5 x 217 cm) and is in excellent condition. Honda Tenjo (1867-1946), born in Tokyo, initially studied western painting for five years under Kondo Katsumi before moving to Nihonga under Kano Hogai. Along with Okakura Shusui and Oka Fuho was to be called the four pillars of the Hogai Studio. He worked in the circle called the Kangakai established by Fenelossa and Tenshin, and lived for a while at Tenshin’s house. The belief at the time was to imbue oneself in Japonisme and so he also studied swordsmanship under Sakakibara Kenkichi. In 1888 he became one of the first students of the newly established Tokyo School of Art. He was exhibited and awarded at the Nihon E-ga Kyokai from its inception, and later with the Bunten after its establishment.