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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Scholar in moonlight, Ink Painting by Hijiya Bunkei

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1431131

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A sage stares quietly through bamboo leaves at the harvest moon, a serene ink painting by Hijiya Bunkei enclosed in a wooden box accompanied by a label from when it was exhibited at the Hagi City Museum. Ink on paper in a fine cloth border with wood rollers, the scroll is 73 x 149 cm (29 x 59 inches) and is in fine condition, enclosed in a period wooden box.
Hijiya Bunkei (1899 – 1951) was born in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture on the island of Shikoku. He studied the Nanga style under Osaka artist Himejima Chikugai (1840-1928). After researching historical sites around Kyushu, he traveled to China and Korea where he found his style in the works of early Qing individualists. After returning to Japan he held annual exhibitions at Takashimaya Department Store, the preeminent venue for arts in Japan at the time. He was also known for haiku poetry under the name Ogimushi-Dokichu (Hall of the Inchworm). 19 works held in the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto