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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Exquisite Taisho period Scroll by Chishima Kayo, Red Shoes

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1920: Item # 1400658

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The Kura
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
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A young girl reaches up to steady herself on a branch laden with plum buds, not yet ready to open, as she presses down on the ice with her bright red shoes. This is an absolutely darling image by Chishima Kayo, which came to us as a silk makuri (never having been mounted) painting, which our restorer placed in this natural field allowing the painting to show itself.
Chishima Kayo (b. 1890) was a female artist of the Meiji to early Showa periods. She was born in Saitama and studied initially under Kawai Gyokudo then Kaburagi Kiyokata. She consistently exhibited with the Kyodo-kai (Kiyokata’s Salon exhibition) from 1916 as well as the Teiten National Exhibition from 1927, a rarity for a female artist. Nothing is known of her life post-war.