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36. Sakamoto Kôjô (1875-1969)
Zenga
Calligraphy: Ryôhi hôshô, in short: Congratulations!
Signed: Shingon Sanbô shû Kôjô kyujûsan ô (92)
Seals: Seichô hôshu, Kôjô takushin, Jinshaju (tp)
Technique: sumi on paper 132.3 x 32.5
Date: 1967
Mounting: white crushed paper
red lacquered rollers, 194 x 40.7
Box: inscribed
Condition: very good

龍飛鳳翔 Ryôhi hôshô, Dragons jump, the phoenix flies. in short: Congratulations! (compare Lewis 4-533)

Kôjô was the 38th generation abbot of the Kiyoshi Kôjin Seichô-ji and founder of the Tomioka Tessai Museum in Takarazuka in Hyôgô Province. Since 1918 Kôjô had assembled a huge collection of the work of Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) and during the 1960s he organized many important international exhibitions of Tessai’s work.

Reference:
Moog p. 272

Price: EUR 500 / USD 575