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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Blue & White Porcelain Vase by Tanaka Hakuin & Kondo Mokusen

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1920: Item # 1451263

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A large porcelain vase by Kondo Mokusen decorated with poems and landscapes by scholar artist Tanaka Hakuin enclosed in a period wooden box. It comes on a custom made wooden stand. It is 40.5 cm (16 inches) tall and in excellent condition. The stand has two two cracked corners and one break, but still holds the vase perfectly.
Tanaka Hakuin (birth name Nakagawa Keizaburo, 1866-1934) was born in Suruga, Shizuoka prefecture in the last years of the Edo period and became a student of Tanomura Chokunyu in Kyoto, the cultural heartland of Japan, at the age of 17. This was a tumultuous period as Western ideas and Technology were flooding into Japan. He was the top pupil of Chokunyu, working in the style of both Chikuden and his mentor. At this time he used the name Tanomura Hakuin. In 1900 he married and moved to Hofu city in Yamaguchi prefecture taking his wifes family name Tanaka as his surname, and thereafter was known as Tanaka Hakuin. He established a school for painting where he worked for his remaining years. Work by him is held in the Mori Art Museum and Honolulu.