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Araki Jippo (1872 - 1944)

Araki Jippo

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 1923.
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 style painter.
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 the shell.
Jippo became successful to create the new Japanese painting style based on the old customs.

Photo - Araki Jippo Winter - Shiki Kacho 1917 Fall - Shiki Kacho 1917 Summer - Shiki Kacho 1917 Spring - Shiki Kacho 1917
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