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Nakajima Kahô (1866-1939)
Kuzu - Sweets
Signed: Buson ku Kahô ..
Seals: Kahô
Technique: sumi on paper 30,5 x 36,4
Mounting: ligght blue paper
109,5 x 39,4
Condition: very good

Gion'e ya / makuzugahara / no kaze kaoru.

Gion festival,
The breeze from the kuzu field
Gives forth scent.
Yosa Buson (1716-1783)

Gion'e: Summer festival starting at the Yasaka jinja in Gion, Kyoto.
Kuzu a kind of starch made from the kuzu vine, which is used in many different summer dishes.

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.

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