Araki Jippo (1872 - 1944)
Jippo was born in Omura of Nagasaki Prefecture on September 3 of the 5th
year of the Meiji era.
His proper name is Asanaga Teijiro.
In 1892, Teijiro (=Jippo) became an adopted child of Araki Kanpo, the Tani
Buncho style Japanese painter.
In 1895, Jippo became a member of the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai.
He participated in establishing the Nihon Gakai in 1897.
One of his work was accepted for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held
in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904.
In 1910, he received the gold award at the Japan-England Exhibition.
He became a member of the Imperial Art Academy (The Teikoku Bijutsu-In)
In his last days, Jippo moved his atelie to Oiso, then, to Sengokubara
in Hakone, he tried to throw himself into painting more and more.
However, he passed away suddenly on September 11 of 1944.
Generally, Jippo was regarded as a leading figure of the old-guard Japanese
That is technoid and to stick to old customs.
To be sure, we can find such inclining from his works of an early date.
Though, Jippo insisted to uphold old customs and also advance and break
Jippo became successful to create the new Japanese painting style based
on the old customs.