The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Ochi Shokan “Voice of Autumn” Waterfall in Mountains

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1940: Item # 1366365

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A rush of water descends into mist between the rocky crags tinted with autumns color on this superb silk scroll by Ochi Shokan enclosed in the original signed double wooden box (niju bako) titled Shusei (Voice of Autumn). Top quality, it is mounted in striped silk extended with green and has large solid ivory rollers. The scroll measures 55 x 213 cm (21-1/2 inches x 7 feet). It is in fine condition. Ochi Shokan (1882-1958) was born in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku and studied painting at the Tokyo Universtiy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1902. His carrer was interrupted soon after when he was inducted into the army, and was injured in fighting during the Russo Japanese war. He returned to Tokyo to continue painting, and was accepted and awarded at the Bunten National Exhibition in 1913. The following ear he would be accepted into the first newly reorganized Inten. He would exhibit there consistently throughout his lifetime, and again with the Nitten in the post-war era. In 1922 his paintings would be selected for exhibition in the United States. He was selected as an artist to represent Japan, along with Yokoyama Taikan, Matsuoka Eigaku, Hirafuku Hyakusui and Hayami Goshun in Italy in 1930, showing how highly thought of he was at the time. A book titled Sketches in Italy published by Asahi Shinbunsha featured the works of Taikan and Shokan in Italy together. Works by him are held in the Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo and Tokyo National Museum among others.