Hashimoto Kansetsu (橋本関雪)

Kansetsu HASHIMOTO (November 10, 1883 - February 26, 1945) was a Japanese painter.

He was born in Kobe. He was the son of Kaikan HASHIMOTO, the scholar of the Chinese classics of the Akashi Domain, Harima Province. His real name was Kanichi. He learned Chinese classics from his father and joined Chikujokai led by Seiho TAKEUCHI in 1903, and won the second prize at the Bunten exhibition for two consecutive years from 1913. He won a Special Award in 1916 and 1917. He served as a judge for Japan Art Academy Exhibition (Teiten), became Teishitsu Gigeiin (Imperial art expert) in 1934, member of the Imperial Fine Arts Academy in 1935, member of the Imperial Arts Academy in 1937 and created Fusumae (images drawn on fusuma sliding door) in Kennin-ji Temple in 1940. He traveled to China several times and was known to be a master of Chinese classics. He lived in Hakusasonso and also used the name Hakusanosonjin.

Books
Collection of Nansen, Kanichi HASHIMOTO, 1915
A Journey to Nanga, Chuo Bijutsu sha, 1924
Essay by Kansetsu, Chuo Bijutsu sha, 1925
Sekito, Chuo Bijutsu sha, 1926
Existing poem by Kansetsu, Shintaro SAITO, 1940
Shina Sansui Essay, Pictures and Essays, Bunyudo Shoten, 1940
Collection of works by Kansetsu, Kotoshoin, 1947
Essay by Hakusanosonjin, Chuo Koronsha, 1957