Hanging scroll calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888) - Paper - "Tosho hitori tanoshimu" 図書独娯 (Take solitary pleasure in books) - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

Description
Hanging scroll calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888) - Paper - "Tosho hitori tanoshimu" 図書独娯 (Take solitary pleasure in books) - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)
Good condition, see description - 122×41×1 cm

Hanging scroll calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888) - Paper - "Tosho hitori tanoshimu" 図書独娯 (Take solitary pleasure in books) - Japan - Meiji period (1868-1912)

"Tosho hitori tanoshimu" 図書独娯 (Take solitary pleasure in books)

Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888)

Ink on paper, set on silk.

122 x 41.5 cm (187 x 53.5 cm).

Yamaoka Tesshū is a samurai from the Bakumatsu period (1853-1868) who played an important role in the Meiji restoration. He is the founder of the Itto Shoden Muto-ryu fencing school. After serving the Emperor, and while studying kendo, he attained enlightenment during a meditation session. From that moment, he devoted his life to a dojo dedicated to "swordless" combat: the stage in which a samurai realizes that there is no enemy and that only purity of style is important.
The title of the work is taken from a poem by Zhen Shan Min, a Chinese scholar from the late Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888)
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Paper
Period
Meiji period (1868-1912)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Yamaoka Tesshū (1836-1888)
Title of artwork
"Tosho hitori tanoshimu" 図書独娯 (Take solitary pleasure in books)
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
122×41×1 cm
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