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date: 27 February 2020

Hara, Sankei [Aoki, Tomitarō]locked

(b Gifu Prefect., Aug 23, 1868; d Yokohama, Aug 16, 1939).
  • Yoshikazu Iwasaki

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[Aoki, Tomitarō]

(b Gifu Prefect., Aug 23, 1868; d Yokohama, Aug 16, 1939).

Japanese collector. He changed his name when he was adopted by his father-in-law, a silk merchant in Yokohama, who made him his heir. He began collecting after c. 1897, and his large collection contained a number of National Treasures. To exhibit it, he opened the Sankei’en in a new park in Yokohama. He encouraged and gave financial support to such artists as Yukihiko Yasuda and Gyoshū Hayami, prominent figures in the Japan Art Institute. He was a highly respected tea master in later life....

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