Late Meiji (1890-1912) Japanese hanging scroll painted with ink on paper with classic landscape in scholar’s taste boats by low hills in the foreground and long view of an expanse of water with more boats and distant mountains with huts. Excellent spirited painting of a timeless theme, wonderful free brushwork in depicting various tree and rock textures. Paper and silk textile mounts, wooden scroll ends, very nice feel of age. Inscribed in ink, signed SHOKO followed by 2 red paste seals of the artist. Excellent painting for tea ceremony. Scroll size 74x30.5 inches, painting size 50x25 inches.