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Kitagawara Kōten 北河原公典.

Kōten Kitagawara was the 210th chief priest of Tōdai-ji in Nara.

Koten_Kitagawara_SnowMoonFlower (79K) Creator.Personal Name: 北河原公典.
Creator.Personal Name: Kitagawara Kōten.
Creator.Role: calligrapher
Title: 雪月花 [setsugetsuka: snow, moon, flower*]
Description: hanging scroll; ink on paper; regular script; signed by the artist; three artist's seals.
Type: Calligraphy—Japanese.
Type: Scroll (Visual work)—Japanese.
Culture: Japanese.
Style.Period: Modern.
Technique: painting.
Material.Medium: ink.
Material.Support: paper.
Measurements: 13 x 53 in.
Location.Current Repository: private collection, C. J. Campbell (Chicago, Ill.)
Rights: C. J. Campbell.
Record Type: work.

* For more on this theme in Japanese art see setsugekka in JAANUS.
Signature and seal:
Koten_Kitagawara_SnowMoonFlower_sigseals (97K)

Japanese Calligraphy