Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835) - Paper - 'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō) - Japan - 1834 (Edo period)
Ink on paper, mounting on silk
Signature: Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835)
Seals: Shunsō 春叢 and Ryu'en 龍淵
Paper slip on verso inscribed: 'Suisen ? chinzo' 睡仙 ? 珍蔵 (Treasured possession of Suisen)
28.8 × 96 cm (33.2 x 176 cm)
Dated 1834 (83 years old)
"Happiness and Longevity - 10,000 springs"
Daikoku is one of seven gods of happiness in Japan. It is said that one Daikoku is already good for happiness and prosperity, so 3 Daikoku in one form is much stronger. This one has a face of Daikoku in the middle, the right has a face of Bishamonten, and the left has a face of Benzaiten.
Shunsō was a leader monk of Myōshin-ji temple (Rinzai Sect) in Kyoto. He left several calligraphies and zen-ga with this motif. Probably he prayed for a peaceful happiness for everybody.
- Hanging scroll painting - Shunsō 春 叢 (1751-1835)
- 1834 (Edo period)
- Region/ Country of origin
- Artist/ Maker
- Signature Shunsō 春叢 (1751-1835)
- Title of artwork
- 'Shunsō Oshō sanmen Daikoku zo' 春叢和尚三面大黒像 (Portrait of Three-headed Daikoku by Master Shunsō)
- Good condition, see description
- 176×33×1 cm