Kachoga...


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Posted by Betsy Miller on July 16, 1998 at 03:15:09:

I have a set of six pictures of birds with flowers that I know are at least 70 years old.
They were given to me nearly 40 years ago and I'm fairly certain that they were in an old
trunk for at least 30 years before then. They are definately oriental, but there are no
markings on them as to date or artist so I am unable to identify them. I have searched
extensively in our local college library and here in the Internet, but I am unable to find
anything about this type of Japanese art. I acquired them in Massachusetts, USA.
Can anybody, (Hans maybe?)please tell me where I can go to find SOMETHING about this type of art?
I'm not sure if they are woodprints, they appear to be actual ink paintings and I feel certain
that they are originals. There are no printing "dots" as might be found with a loop indicating
mechanical reproduction.
Each measures approximately 12x22 cm. The artist's technique is EXQUISITE! So much space, depth,
feeling, and personality was achieved with each brush stroke; the viewer actually knows the personality
of the birds and the environment of the setting. I had them framed 20 years ago for protection, and I
don't dare open the frames now; but as I can remember, the paper seemed to be similar to some fine quality
"construction" paper, as we call it here in the States, or more perhaps something more similar to fine,
untextured watercolor paper.
I am interested in finding out more about these artworks. Are there any dedicated sites to KACHOGA?
Can anybody give me any clues at all about this? Of course, I am interested in finding out a value for
these pieces?

By the way, thanks for providing such an informational website. It is clear that you, Hans Olaf, have
given alot of time and effort to providing the world with your information. I applaude you!

Thanks to all...... Betsy Miller


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