Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊. ZODIACAL ANIMAL SCROLL. 33 x 626.5cm approx total length (25.5cm blank decorative paper at start and 19cm at end). On heavy paper in a brocade cover with bone jiku. Signed and sealed by Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊. 12 animals of the zodiac depicted by a skilled hand. Hirota Hyakuho 広田百豊 is the artist name of Hirota Saiichiro 広田才一郎 (1876 – 1955), a pupil of internationally recognized Nihonga artist Takeuchi Seihō 竹内栖鳳 (1864 – 1942). Hirota received awards over multiple years at the Ministry of Education Arts Exhibition (Bunten 文部省美術展覧会).