Hirafuku Hyakusui “Wild Geese on the Frozen Shore”

Slight color on silk, with a box signed and sealed by the artist, illustrated in "Hirafuku Hyakusui Collection" by Iwanami Shoten

174×94㎝ / 235×115㎝

Hirafuku Hyakusui (1877 – 1933) was a Japanese painter from Akita, active from the Meiji to the early Showa era, who was known for naturalistic paintings with such realism. Among all the animal paintings, he was particularly enthusiastic with birds, as much that he kept ducks and turkeys to study them.

Illustrated in the "Hirafuku Hyakusui Collection" by Iwanami Shoten, this work depicts a flock of geese resting on a winter waterside. The geese are painted using Mokkotsu-ho (a painting method often used in Ink paintings) and effectively using different shades of ink. The unique composition adds a decorative touch to this naturalistic painting, which reminds us of his renowned work, "Ducks" (exhibited at the Tokyo Taisho Hakurankai). This piece shows an excellent example of the lyrical world of Hyakusui, who was also a poet of the Araragi school.


Appraisal Consultations

We offer introductions to expert appraisal organization, like the Bakumatsu Iboku Appraisal Committee and the Wakayama Bokusui Appraisal Committee.


  • 2024.02.18

    【Important Notice】
    We are currently experiencing issues with our MEGURU Auction website.
    If you have encountered any error messages, please contact us via email with the following information:

    ・Lot number
    ・Bid amount
    ・Your name
    ・Your email address


    We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

  • 2023.12.13

    Winter Break Announcement

    Kashima Arts will be closed for the winter holidays during the following dates.

    ◼️December 28 (Thu), 2023 to January 8 (Mon), 2024

    All inquiries received during this period will be answered in order of inquiry from Tuesday, January 9.
    We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

  • 2023.08.08

    Summer Break Announcement

    We would like to notify you that our gallery will be closed from August 11 (Fri) to 20 (Sun).
    * Business will resume as usual on August 21 (Mon).
    We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and ask for your understanding.


  • 2023.12.22
    BS Fuji “Artful World”
  • 2020.12.25
    Geijutsu Shincho January 2021
  • 2020.12.25
    Art Collecotors’ January 2021


Our monthly newsletters will keep you updated from event schedules to featured artworks and new Dr. Takahashi essays.


※To guarantee your privacy, this link will lead you to a registration page with a secure connection.