Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition. - Okame Gallery
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Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata, Japanese master of Nihonga, white and black flying crane, Otsuka company's edition.

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Japanese painting by Ryushi Kawabata (1885–1966), Japanese master of Nihonga. A white and black flying crane painting, a high valued reproduction by the first-class replica and restoration company: Otsuka Takugesha.

This painting depicts a flying crane with straight lines of the beak and legs showing dignified nobility. The crane is a majestic bird that is a favorite subject in many Asian paintings. In Japan, the crane, or tsuru, is a national treasure. It is the symbol of longevity and good luck because it was thought to have a life span of a thousand years.

This hand-painted shikishi is a special art printing, finishing with real mineral pigments. With outstanding printing techniques and paintings. The gorgeous and aged texture has been reproduced in a delicious and beautiful manner. It truly is a gem of an artistically valued reprint painting, the paint uses the same Japanese rock paint as the original, it produces the texture and rich color expression.

Each piece is carefully colored and made by hand by top-class Japanese craftsmen from the first-class reproduction and restoration company Otsuka Takugesha. The company stamp is on the back of the Shikishi. Kawabata's signature and red seal are on the painting.

Ryushi Kawabata ( 1885–1966) was the pseudonym of a Japanese painter in the Nihonga style, active during the Taishō and Shōwa eras. His real name was Kawabata Shotarō. Kawabata Ryūshi (1885-1966) was a Nihonga artist strongly committed to demolishing conventional ideas. A heroic figure active outside the mainstream twentieth-century art world, he called for the creation of vigorous art and, throughout his career, continued to paint works that appealed to the masses. He was born in Wakayama city in Wakayama Prefecture. He moved to Tokyo in 1895.

Initially interested in literature, he studied under the poet Kawabata Hoja, who introduced him to the Hototogisu artistic circle. He then became interested in painting instead and studied yōga painting techniques as an apprentice in the studios of the Hakubakai.

When he was 18, he entered a Yomiuri Shimbun illustration contest, from which his work was selected. He continued working on newspaper illustrations to earn a living as he studied oil painting. In 1913, he traveled to the United States to study western-style painting techniques in more depth but was so impressed with the Japanese art that he saw during a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that he switched to the Nihonga genre on his return to Japan in 1914, displaying at the Inten Exhibition in 1915.

He left Inten in 1928 in protest of its increasing rigid rules and established his own Nihonga art circle, the Seiryūsha in 1928. The Seiryūsha held an exhibition on competition to the Inten twice a year from 1929 to 1965 in Tokyo. In addition, Ryūshi usually held a personal exhibition in Osaka once per year.

Ryūshi was a major advocate of Art for the Exhibition Place (会場芸術, kaijō geijutsu), which emphasized the public nature of art. His works, therefore, tended to be on a huge scale and were intended for public display in large areas. After World War II, together with Yokoyama Taikan and Kawai Gyokudō, he came to be regarded as one of the "Three Big Figures" in the field of Nihonga painting.

In 1950, after the death of his wife and son, he went on a pilgrimage of the 88 holy places in Shikoku, taking a total of six years to make the circuit, and sketching extensively along the way. In 1959, he was awarded the Order of Culture by the Japanese government. Ryushi Memorial Hall In 1963, shortly before his death, his house in Ōta, Tokyo was transformed into the Ōta Municipal Ryushi Memorial Hall. It was donated to the city of Ōta by his heirs in 1990, and contains most of his larger works.

Otsuka Takugesha printing company:

In the middle of the Taisho era, in 1918, Minoru Otsuka, the founder of Otsuka Takugesha, founded "Kogega" by making full use of photoengraving and printing technology, advocated by Taikan Yokoyama one of the most famous Japanese painters. Its characteristic is that it is printed by photoengraving using the same material and material as the original picture, and further, a professional painter hand-colors it with pigments and ink and carefully finishes each piece, which can be said to be a reproduction picture. The result will be close to that of a true brush.

Otsuka Takugesha handles 500 "Takugei paintings" by about 130 artists, including modern Japanese paintings by Masakuni Hashimoto, Taikan Yokoyama, Kawai Gyokudo, and Hishida Shunsou, Sesshu, Musashi's ink painting, and Ryokan's book.

  • Dimensions: H: 27 cm (10.6"), W: 24 cm (9.4").
  • Condition: This painting is in good condition with little small flaws. Please look at the pictures to assess the condition. The colors are a bit more yellow than out it turn out in picture.

Please note that it is sold unframed and will be a wonderful candidate for framing and display.