AKAZAWA Kaho I (赤澤華峯 : 元次郎 Motojiro AKAZAWA, Kafo 1848-1916)

AKAZAWA Kaho I (Motojiro AKAZAWA 1848-1916)

AKAZAWA Kaho I (Motojiro AKAZAWA 1848-1916)



It is said that the AKAZAWA (赤澤) family has been Anja (行者: Samurai in the Myoshin-ji (妙心寺) temple) in Kyoto since the time of its foundation.

The tombstone of Noden AKAZAWA (赤澤能傳 : 不傳能傳法橋大徳 Fuden Noden Hokkyo Daitoku, -1593) is the oldest surviving tombstone in Myoshin-ji and is in the history of Myoshin-ji in the book of Myoshinjishi (妙心寺史).

1848 (Kaei 1) Motojiro (元次郎)  was born as the second son of his father AKAZAWA Joboku (常朴 : 淳堂常朴法橋大徳 Jundo Joboku Hokkyo Daitoku, 1817-1881).

1853 Motojirowas five years old, his mother, Mine (峯, 峰: 岑女 = Ginjo), passed away.

1872 (Meiji 5) Due to the anti-Buddhist movement, the system of asceticism at Myoshin-ji was abolished, and his father, Joboku, and his eldest brother, Zenseki (善積), were exempted from the role of ascetic.

1877 Akazawa Motojiro teaches Nanga (南画) painting at Gojozaka (五条坂) in Kyoto and runs a pottery painting business. He use Kaho (華峯) as art name for Nanga painting and Ceramics.

1878 Second son, Einosuke (栄之助), born (Einosuke later became a craftsman of the ceramic atelier Eiraku Zengoro).

1881 Young eldest son and father Joboku passed away (Eldest brother Zenseki inherits the family estate).

1897 Birth of third son Shuzo (修三 : 赤澤露石 Roseki AKAZAWA II).

1898 Motojiro inherits the family estate following the death of his eldest brother, Zenseki.

1916 Passed away on April 20, 1916.