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Japanese Nanga Fan Painting by Nakajima Kaho 1866-1939


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1910: Item # 1036080

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Fine Japanese Fan Painting on Paper by Nakajima Kaho 1866-1939.

Kaho was born in Kyoto and reputedly studied painting under Mori Kansai and calligraphy with his brother-in-law, Tomioka Tessai.

This fine sumi Nanga style painting with untranslated poem shows the celebrated Daimonji, one of the iconic festivals of Kyoto, Japan. It is the culmination of the O-Bon festival on August 16th, in which five giant bonfires are lit on mountains surrounding the city. It signifies the moment when the spirits of deceased family members, who are said to visit this world during O-Bon, are believed to be returning to the spirit world. This view shows the character Dai which is represented by a series of bonfires. The Dai character is drawn with thin gold pigment.

The painting is in very good condition with no damage and no repairs. There is the paper makers watermark to the right hand side.

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