|Paint on Silk
|Meiji period (1868-1912)
|There is a stain at the bottom and a slight swell.
Japanese-style painter. Born on September 20, 1875 in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, the second son of Japanese-style painter Yonsen Kubota. His real name was Kichitaro. Studied painting under his father and entered the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting, where he majored in the Shijo School and studied the style of Kouno Umelei and Shiokawa Bunrin, but moved to Tokyo with his father at the age of 19 to Shiba-Sakurada-cho. While still in school, he became a military reporter for the Kokumin Shinbun newspaper and was dispatched to the Sino-Japanese War, where he reported the war situation through his paintings. Later, he served in the Third Army during the Russo-Japanese War, and in 1908, he went to the U.S. alone to study painting. Through a chance encounter with the president of Matsuzakaya in Seattle, he joined the publicity department of Matsuzakaya, where he remained until the age of 55 as head of the advertising department. He also exhibited his works at the Bunten Exhibition. In 1946, he was diagnosed with rectal cancer, and after that he remained ill until his death on October 9, 1954, at his home in Nakano Ward, Tokyo, due to old age.
Born in Kyoto. Studied under Nakamura Ippyo and Kubota Baisen, and in 1881, at the recommendation of his teacher, entered the Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting, which had just been established, The following year, he completed his studies at the school and worked to foster the next generation of artists. At the age of 20, he exhibited his work at the 2nd National Painting Exhibition and received a letter of commendation, which was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency, and was highly acclaimed at the Osaka Kyoshinkai, Kanazawa Kyoshinkai, and Kyoto Art Association. He also exhibited his works at the exhibitions of the Japan Art Association and the Japan Painting Association.