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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Sketchbook with fish: Ayu, tai, Katsuo, trout, seabream and Bonito
Signed: Kenshô, Kahô
Seals: -
Technique: sumi and some colour on thin paper 16.4 x 24.3
Date: June 15 1924
Condition: good

8 pages and thin paper cover

Kahô was born in Kyôto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô (?-1877), a pupil of Yokoyama Kazan (1784-1837). Kahô studied painting under Mori Kansai (1814-92) and calligraphy with his brother-in-law Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924), who was married to his sister Tatsu. He studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, but developed his own distinctive style.
He participated in a lot of exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

Oranda Jin 2012
Araki p. 2030
Berry & Morioka ‘08 p. 285
Haiku & Haiga p. 195
Berry '01 pp. 176-177