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.
Black Koi, Superb Silk Scroll by Higashihara Hosen

Black Koi, Superb Silk Scroll by Higashihara Hosen

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1970: Item # 1414860

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Two black carp share a secret as they pass languidly through the crystalline water on this spectacular large silk scroll by Higashihara Hosen enclosed in the original signed wooden box which is in turn enclosed in a red lacquered outer box (Nijubako). Everything about this screams of quality, from the packaging to the framing. Light color on silk in a kinrande silk border extended in beige with faux ivory rollers. Perfect condition, 3 x 6 feet (89.5 x 182 cm), an excellent size for Western environment.
Higashihara Hosen (1887-1972) was born in Okayama, and studied under Takeuchi Seiho in Kyoto from 1909. He was first accepted into the Bunten National Exhibition in 1915 with a pair of screens. He would consistently exhibit with the Bunten, Teiten and Nitten National exhibitions as well as a host of other domestic and international venues. Remembered best for his depictions of animals and flowers, his painting of hawks from 1942 is held in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. He also decorated the ceiling of Sanshokaku in the Eiheiji temple complex, head of the Soto School of Zen in Fukui prefecture. 40 paintings were displayed in his home district at the Setouchi Municipal Museum in 2019.