Kokkan was born in Niigata Prefecture in the 13th year of the Meiji era
His real given name was Kamekichi.
Kokkan is a pseudonym.
He is younger brother of Etsudo and Chikuha who were both well-known as skilled Japanese-style painters.
Kokkan became a disciple of Kobori Tomoto.
In 1909, he won the second prize at the Bunten Exhibition.
After that, he chiefly flourished at the Bunten Exhibitions and exhibitied several big pieces of historical paintings.
He also depicted book illustrations.
Kokkan deceased in the 20th year of the Showa era at the age of 66.
Value = about US$ 10 thousand
The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
There are spots and stains to some extent in whole.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
A Shirasagi egret (white heron) and reed grass are painted artistically.
The signature and seal of this scroll are very similar to Kokkan's authentic ones, though, please note that we do not guarantee this scroll is authentic.