Confucianist, calligrapher and painter at the latter part of the Edo period.
Kaioku was born in Awa Province (present Tokushima Prefecture) as a son of Yoshii Naoyoshi, Samurai retainer of Awa Domain.
Kaioku went to Osaka and studied Confucianism under Nakai Chikuzan.
He also studied chirography under Nishi Nobuyuki, and the Kano style painting under Yano Sukehiro.
Later, he went to Kyoto and established a private school.
Kaioku made researches of calligraphy styles in the Heian period (794-1192) and established quaint and elegant style.
He is counted as one of the "Big Three of Calligraphers at the end of Edo Period" along with Ichikawa Beian and Maki Ryoko.
Kaioku deceased in 1863 at the age of 86.
Value = about US$ 60 thousand
This is super large scroll.
It might have been re-mounted.
There are some folds and small spots on the drawing part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
A Kanji poem in three lines is drawn powerfully in good form.
Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.