Nakajima Kaho | Painting with poem
"The mysterious umbrella
I borrow -
Temple during winter rains"
A poem by Yosa Buson composed in 1771 (cf. "Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Basho Revival" by Cheryl A. Crowley, p. 290)
Kaho studied painting under Mori Kansai (1814-1892) and calligraphy under Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924). In his early years Kaho was gifted painter in the Maruyama-Shijo tradition. From the late 1910s onwards he preferred to follow the paths of the 18th century painters Rosetsu (1754-1799) Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800) and Yosa Buson (1716-1783).
Nakajima Kaho (1866-1939)
Ink on paper
46.4 x 23.2 cm (18 1/4 x 9 in.)
Mounting 119.5 x 36 cm (47 x 14 in.)