29 March 2005
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Kikuchi Kashu (1888-1946)
Shoka no yusuzumi (Enjoying the evening cool in early summer)
Each signed and sealed Kashu
Pair of hanging scrolls; ink, color and gold on silk
72¼ x 28 1/8in. (183.3 x 71.2cm.) (2)
Hosokawa Rikizo Collection
Meguro Gajoen Museum, Tokyo
Hosono Masanobu et al., Kindai no bijinga: Meguro Gajoen korekushon/Japanese Paintings of Beauties at the Turn of the Century (Kyoto: Kyoto shoin, 1988), pl. 163.
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Kashu studied under Kawai Gyokudo (1873-1957) beginning in 1907. His first painting to win a prize was Momiji (Maple leaves) at the 8th Bunten in 1914. He was a close friend of the Nihonga painter Ikeda Terukata (1883-1921).
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