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92. Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939) & Takahashi Dôhachi VI (1881-1941)
Kyôyaki
The long path to my home - Chawan, tea bowl
Signed: Yahanô Buson ku Heian Kahô sha
Seals: Dôhachi
Technique: grey pink gohonde Kyôyaki with a brown tetsu-e underglaze painting and calligraphy, Ø 11.5 x 7.7
Box: signed by both potter and painter
Condition: fine

花に暮て我家遠き野道かな。
Hana ni kurete wagaya tōki nomichi ka na
Evening falls over the flowers, the long path to my home!

Kahô was born in Kyoto, son of the painter Nakajima Kayô (died1877), who studied with 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. Kahô studied haiga works by Kikaku, Buson and Gekkei, and made his own interpretations.
He participated in numerous exhibitions, including the World Exhibition in Chicago in 1893.

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

Takahashi Dôhachi VI(Kachûtei) was born in Kyoto, the second son of Takahashi Dôhachi IV (1845-1897). He studied with his father as well as with his brother Dôhachi V(1869-1914), but also studied at the Kyoto Municipal Ceramics Laboratory. He inherited the title after his brothers’ death and he became Dôhachi VI in 1915. Known for his blue white porcelain and sencha ware.

Reference:
Kyoto 2003 p. 327

Price: EUR 800 / USD 944