Mountain Village under the Moon

[ Straw Huts under the Moon ]
Reference Number
" Mountain Village under the Moon " Sansui-ga
Imai Keiju (1891 - 1965)

Keiju was born in Mie Prefecture in the 24th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Yasushi.
Keiju is a pseudonym.
He graduated from the Kyoto Technical School of Arts (kyoto Bijutsu Gakko) and became a disciple of Imao Keinen to study the Shijo-Maruyama School painting style.
Keiju became an adopted child of Keinen, however, the relationship was dissolved later.
Keiju was good at painting flowers-and-birds,and also four-season landscapes.
He deceased in the 40th year of the Showa era at the age of 74.
Highest Value = about US$ 15 thousand

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Silk, 120 x 35.5 cm ( 47.2 x 14 inches )
Silk, 208 x 49 cm ( 82 x 19.3 inches )
Roller End Material
Shitan Ebony Wood
Wood Box

The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
There are several spots at the bottom of the mounting.
There are many faint spots on the painting part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
Straw dwellings under the moon in the fall are painted artistically and quaintly using Japanese traditional painting methods.
Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.

USD 298
Sansui-ga Ink Painting
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Imai Keijyu
Signature & Seals
Kaki Japanese persimmon Fruits under the Moon
Farmer, Straw Dwellings
Kakemono End made of Shitan Ebony Wood
Roller End
In Special Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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