Japanese Art Auction MEGURU Vol.11


Preview: August 20 (Sat) to 28(Sun), 2022
Results: August 30 (Tue), 2022 from 3pm JST
Venue: Kashima Arts (3-3-2 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Offering: Approx. 420 lots

※ Works from the 38th Edition of MEGURU Online will be on exhibit at a second venue during the Japanese Art Auction MEGURU Vol.11 Preview. (Please note, said auctions are separate)

Key works


●Rimpa school
Founded during the late Momoyama period by Hon'ami Koetsu and Tawaraya Sotatsu, the Rimpa aesthetic and movement established great success in the mid-Edo period through the works of Ogata Korin and Ogata Kenzan, and, subsequently, Sakai Hoitsu and Suzuki Kiitsu. A movement crafted by artists who, did not form a hereditary school, but who worked in a particular style, Rimpa works are renowned for their lavish and elegant designs, and famed for their highly distinct Japanese aesthetic. This MEGURU offers roughly 20 lots, mainly by artists of the late Edo period, such as Sakai Hoitsu, Suzuki Kiitsu, Ikeda Koson, and Nakamura Hochu.

●Hashimoto Gaho and Kawai Gyokudo
Regarded as the father of modern Japanese painting, Hashimoto Gaho was a supporter of Okakura Tenshin’s Japan style painting reform movement during the Meiji period. He taught at the Tokyo Fine Arts School (current Tokyo University of the Arts) and focused on fostering artists who would come to represent Japanese art, such as Yokoyama Taikan, Hishida Shunso, and Shimomura Kanzan. Amongst Gaho’s many discoveries, was the artist, Kawai Gyokudo. Gyokudo, who studied under Kono Bairei in Kyoto, was taken by Gaho’s Dragon and Tiger folding screen, which he viewed at the National Industrial Exposition, and he decided to go to Tokyo to meet Gaho. Under Gaho’s tutelage, he completed a new landscape painting that fused Gaho’s Kano school aesthetic with the Shijo school style that he cultivated. This MEGURU will offer approx. 20 works including landscape and animal paintings by Gaho and Gyokudo.


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