Yang Guifei1951 164.0×83.0 cm
This work is based on the Noh play performed by Noguchi Kanesuke of the Hosho School. The quiet tenshion is transmitted well by the slightly sway of the bead curtain and the highly restrained movements of the actor. It is a fine example of Kokei’s work in his mature period.
Magnolia Tree1919 140.0×50.0 cm
This work was painted during the transition years when he went from painting elegant historical paintings to harsh observations of nature and displays the painstaking care of his latter years. The work recalls to mind the sheer beauty of Japanese-style paints and pantings.