Goto Koho – 五島耕畝 (1882-1958) – Willow & Wagtail – ヤナギとセキレイ

Gotō Kōho was born in Ibaraki Prefecture. He first studied with the Nanga painter from Mito, Ibaraki, Matsudaira Sekkō, who was an official painter to the city’s ruling clan, the Mito clan. He then became a student of the great Araki Kanpo. He is held in the Hitachi City Museum, and exhibited at the Bunten, Nitten and Teiten Exhibitions -receiving multiple awards. His forte was kacho-ga.
The ancient Buddhist symbolism of the willow makes this composition auspicious for humility, the power to expel demons, and purification. Pairing it will the wagtail makes it auspicious for fertility and creation.
Good, normal condition (very small stains and creases). Nice wabi-sabi ageing to the jikusaki (roller ends).
21″ x 81″ – Price includes shipping worldwide! Comes with a signed and sealed document of authenticity and an email with links to roughly 3 hours-worth of further reading and documentary viewing related to the piece. All prices in Canadian dollars. Shipped in an industrial strength tube with layers of bubble-wrap.


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