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10. Nôsu Kôsetsu (1885 - 1973) and Naito Meisetsu (1847-1926)
Nihong haiga
Fishing village
Signed: Kôsetsu and 78 years old Meisetsu
Seals: illegible
Technique: colours on paper 128.3 x 33.2
Date: 1924
Mounting: green crushed paper
193 x 46.6
Condition: very good

Kōsetsu was born in Kagawa Prefecture. He moved to Tokyo and studied under Shimomura Kanzan (1873-1930). He graduated from Tokyo Fine Arts School. He became a member of the Japan Art Academy in 1916. 6 years later, he went to India to help Arai Kampô (1878-1945) to copy the mural paintings of Ajanta Caves and in the1930s he made the frescoes of the re-narration of the Life of Buddha at the New Mulagandhakuti Vihara in Sarnath. In 1947, he completed the mural painting of Unjo-den at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano.

Reference:
Roberts p. 122
Aburai 292


Meisetsu was a samurai of the Iyo-Matsuyama clan at the end of the Edo period. He was the eldest son of Naito Fusanoshin and Yaso, a high-ranking samurai of the Iyo-Matsuyama clan, he was born in the clan's Edo residence, where his father taught him Chinese classics at the age of eight. At age of 11, his father was transferred to Matsuyama, the family's hometown, where he studied Chinese studies and also swordsmanship at the domain school Meikyokan. In 1863, at the age of 17, he became a Buddhist priest and in 1867, he became a close aide to the former feudal lord Katsunari Matsudaira (1869–1871). After a period of being involved in the Meiji educational system for which he held important posts.
In 1892, he met the haiku poet Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902), 21 years his junior, and through Shiki's introduction, he joined the haiku society "Shii no Tomo" (Friends of the Pasania Tree)..

Price: EUR 1,000 / USD 1,185