Swimming Koi Fish

[ Swimming Carp ] Koi Fish
Reference Number
" Swimming Carp "
Kaji Kiichi (1904 - 1980)

Kiichi was born in Kyoto in the 37th year of the Meiji era (1904).
He graduated from the Kyoto Kaiga Senmon Gakko (Kyoto Prefectual School of Painting).
He studied Japanese-style painting under Tsuji Kako, Nishimura Goun and Yamaguchi Kayo.
In 1963, Kiichi won the special prize at the Nitten Exhibition with the piece of work named "Bull".
4 years later, he won the special prize again.
He was a member and adjudicator of the Nitten.
He is well-known as a past master at painting carp.
He deceased in the 55th year of the Showa era (1980) at the age of 77.
Highest Value = about US$ 17 thousand

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Silk, 122 x 36 cm ( 48 x 14.2 inches )
Silk, 182 x 49.5 cm ( 71.7 x 19.5 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood Box

The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
There are some rucks and folds on the mounting.
There are quite a few faint spots on the drawing part, however, those are not so noticeable.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is so-so.
Although, a Japanese swimming carp (Koi fish) is painted artistically.
Koi fish is considered as a fortunate creature in Japan.
Please note that this scroll is not authenticated by any appraiser.

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Rakkan Signature & Stamp of Kaji Kiichi
Signature & Seal
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Jikusaki Roller End made of Staghorn
Roller End
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In Wooden Box
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