Hanging scroll painting - Scroll, ink on paper, mounting on silk - Buddhism - By Sakai Shisē dojin - Hōju 宝珠 (Wish-granting Jewel) - Japan - circa 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)
by Sakai Shise dojin
Scroll. Ink on paper, silk mounting
Dated: circa 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)
193 x 69 cm (127 x 55 cm)
Shisē Tenchi ikka no haru
Sincerely, spring covered the whole world
The theme is taken from a Chinese poem by Yang Ju-yuan, active the end of 8th to the mid-9th century in the Tang dynasty. The poem blessing the arrival of spring, 雲山九門曙 天地一家春: The sunrise arrived on the misty mountain to the city, spring covered the whole world.
The jewel depicted here is called Cintamani in Sanskrit, hōju in Japanese Buddhism. It symbolises the Buddha preach, also it is considered to be the jewel grants the wish.
For more information on the Wish-Granting Jewel and other Buddhist implements and symbols see Photo Dictionary of Japanese Buddhist Statuary: https://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/objects-symbols-weapons-senju.html
We don’t have any details about the calligrapher, however the brush strokes are filled with energy for welcoming the spring.
- Hanging scroll painting
- Scroll, ink on paper, mounting on silk
- ca 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Sakai Shisē dojin
- Theme/ depiction
- Title of artwork
- By Sakai Shisē dojin - Hōju 宝珠 (Wish-granting Jewel)
- Very good condition, see description
- 193×69×1 cm