Search by:    include sold items

Kakunen Tsuruoka


crane in flight over beach and framed by pine branch

ink and color on paper; with artist's square seal Kaku, and with oval Tsuruoka family seal on verso, n.d., ca. 1941-44

21 5/8 by 9 in., 55 by 23 cm

In general, Kakunen favored using a stiff paper or card stock for his paintings, and never dated any of his bird and flower or Japanese-themed landscapes. As such, it is difficult to sugest a circa date for many of his paintings, other than the works he produced, and sometimes dated, while incarcerated at the Poston Relocation Center in Arizona from August 1941 until February 1944. This watercolor of a classical Japanese subject, however, is painted on paper similar to some of his Poston watercolors and bears the same small 'Kaku' seal found on many of the desert landscapes produced during his time in Arizona.

price: Sold


Scholten Japanese Art is open Monday - Friday, and some Saturdays, 11am - 5pm, by appointment.

Contact Katherine Martin at
(212) 585-0474 or email
to schedule a visit.

site last updated
October 11, 2019

Scholten Japanese Art
145 West 58th Street, suite 6D
New York, New York 10019
ph: (212) 585-0474
fx: (212) 585-0475