Hanging scroll painting - Scroll, ink on paper, mounting on silk - Buddhism - By Sakai Shisē dojin - Hōju 宝珠 (Wish-granting Jewel) - Japan - ca 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)

Description
Hanging scroll painting - Scroll, ink on paper, mounting on silk - Buddhism - By Sakai Shisē dojin - Hōju 宝珠 (Wish-granting Jewel) - Japan - ca 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)
Very good condition, see description - 193×69×1 cm

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)

Hōju
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)

至誠天地一家春
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.

Lot details
Object
Hanging scroll painting
Technique
Handpainted
Material
Scroll, ink on paper, mounting on silk
Period
ca 1920-30s (Taishō or early Shōwa)
Region/ Country of origin
Japan
Artist/ Maker
Sakai Shisē dojin
Attribution
Original
Theme/ depiction
Buddhism
Title of artwork
By Sakai Shisē dojin - Hōju 宝珠 (Wish-granting Jewel)
Condition
Very good condition, see description
Dimensions
193×69×1 cm
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