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Noro Kaiseki (1747-1828)
Signed: Kaiseki chinjin sha
Seals: Daigo Ryû in, Waibai dôsha
Technique: sumi on silk 124,5 x 33
Date: c. 1817
Mounting: dark blue damask
201 x 47
Box: Double box authorized in 1911 by Murata Kôkoku (1831-1912)
Condition: very good

Unlike most of his literati colleagues Kaiseki was well-to-do and could afford the best teachers.

At the age of 21 he moved to Kyoto and studied for three years with Taiga (1723-76). They became good friends. After his return to his native Wakayama in 1793 to serve the daimyô as the supervisor of sake brewing, which later was extended to the supervision of the production of copper, sugar cane and timber.
During his travels he met a lot of famous literati throughout the country and became friendly with the circle of Rai San’yô (1780-1832).

Wakayama 2009
Rosenfield ‘99, B. 67
Cahill p. 48
Roberts p. 64
Araki pp. 378-381

Price: EUR 800 / USD 864