Brushed by Jade Hill, abbot of Hoen-ji"
Virtuous monks were often asked to brush talismanic dragons such as this to protect a family from fires, floods, earthquakes, and other natural and man-made disasters. This magic dragon is big, bold, and dynamic. Jade Hill (Gyoko) was a Soto Zen abbot who specialized in brushing calligraphic dragon talismans.
Age: Edo - Meiji Period 19th Century
Size: painting 51" x 21-3/8" (129 x 54 cm); overall 74-1/4" x 29" (188 x 74 cm)
Media: Ink on paper