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Hashimoto Kaikan (1854-1935)
Signed: Kaikan
Seals: Hashi[moto] uji Tokuin, Yûrin, Hakufunô (tp)
Technique: sumi and a touch of pink on paper, 135 x 32.6
Mounting: bronze damask, 204 x 29.9
Box: double box authorized by his son Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945)
Condition: very good

Kaikan was born in Akashi, Hyogo prefecture, into a family of Confucian teachers as the son of Hashimoto Bunsui. He was married to the painter Shôkei and was the father of Hashimoto Kansetsu (1883-1945).
After the Meiji Restoration and his education at the Han School Keigikan he served as a teacher at Hyogo Prefecture Normal School and continued his fathers position as Hanju, a confucianist teacher for the Akashi domain.

After he lived in Kobe and studies calligraphy with Kiro Ichimura he gained a great reputation as a scholar. From all over the world people came to his house to hear his opinions on art as well as on scholarly matters.
Kaikan was known as good poet, an even better calligrapher and as a self-taught painter.

Berry 2001 p. 191
Araki p. 1584

Price: EUR 1,200 / USD 1,320