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Tanaka Hakuin (1866-1934) & Takahashi Dôhachi V (1869-1914)
Kyôyaki
small vase with seikaji landscape - Sankô suichô, high mountains and long waters
Signed: Hakuin shujin kan
Seals: Dôhachi
Technique: Kyôyaki sometsuke (Seikaji) - Translucent blue and white porcelain with hand painted cobalt blue underglaze decoration. Ø 7 x 15
Box: signed by Hakuin
Condition: fine

Hakuin was born in Suruga Province (present Shizuoka Prefecture). He became the best pupil of Tanomura Chokunyû (1814-1907).

In 1883, when he was 17 years old, he went to Kyoto and became a disciple of Chokunyû. In these days Hakuin called himself "Tanomura Hakuin", but after he married in 1900, he changed his name into "Tanaka Hakuin", Tanaka being the surname of his wife.
His views in the Nanga style are very similar to Tanomura Chikuden and Chokunyû.
Later, Hakuin established a private painting school in Kyoto with many pupils and later in Hofu city of Yamaguchi Prefecture. He was also an expert on Tanomura school paintings.

Reference:
Aburai p. 243
Araki p. 1466

The Dôhachi family was one of the three most famous families of potters in Kyoto.
Takahashi Dohachi V (original name Ogawa Yūnosuke) was the son of Dôhachi IV (1845-1897). As the fifth generation he took control of the kiln in 1897. in 1915 his younger brother Dôhachi VI (Kachûtei) (1881-1941) continued the business.


Price: EUR 500 / USD 570