Hanko Kajita  

(Japanese, 1870- 1917)


[Woman at a Well] Color woodcut. 8 7/8 x 11 inches. Signed and titled. Artist's seal.

Son of the famous Japanese metalsith Masaharu, Hanko Kajita was a pupil of a Shijo artist, Nabeta Gyokuei and the Maruyama painter Suzuki Kason. In 1898  Kajita became head instructor at the Technological School at Toyama. He also illustrated novels and served as a war artist in the Sino-Japanese war. He produced competent, rather sentimental painting in the Shijo tradition with delicate line and subdued color. Collections: Tokyo National Museum

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