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Hirao Chikka (1856-1939) and Rôshujin
Inuyama yaki
Kashibachi, fruit bowl -Kisogawa fukei, Kisokawa landscape
Signed: Chikka sanjin
Seals: Inuyama
Technique: Light green crackled Inuyamayaki with a brown tetsu-e underglaze painting of a Kiso river landscape. Ø 17.6 x 8.3
Date: Autumn of 1923
Box: signed by the potter
Condition: fine

Poem unread.

Chikka was born as the son of a potter in the service of the kiln of the daimyô of Sasayama, Tanba prefecture (present day Hyôgu). In Kyoto Chikka became a pupil of the Shijô school painter Shiokawa Bunrin (1808-1877). After his death Chikka studied with the Nanga painter Tanômura Chokunyû (1814-1907). He traveled extensively on his own as well with his teacher, to absorb the various local traditions. He was a founding member of the Nihon Nanga-in organization of painters and an important Nanga painter in the Taishô and early Shôwa years

Reference:
Aburai p. 325
Araki p. 665


Inuyamayaki refers to a type of Japanese pottery produced in and around the municipality of Inuyama, Owari Province, in central Japan. Inuyama ware can come in many different types.

Price: EUR 650 / USD 741