Anan was born in Takeda of Bungo Province.
Chikuda went to Nagasaki and studied painting under Miroyama Shofu.
He lived at Yawata of Nagasaki for a long time and he was flourished in the Nagasaki Nanga style painting world during the Meiji and Taisho eras.
Later, he moved to Hyogo, Nagoya and finally Tokyo.
This scroll was drawn in 1927.
A couple of Sazare-Ishi stones are drawn well.
The Japan's national anthem (Kimigayo) is written in good form at the top of the drawing.
Sazare-Ishi stone grows bit by bit over the years.
The stone is stated in the Japan's national anthem.
Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.