Kannon by Takahashi Deishu
"Nothing to explain, nothing to ask -- this is true wisdom
Painted by Deishu Koji"
Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, does whatever it takes to save sentient beings. She never needs an explanation or asks for a reason when someone wants help. Another interpretation is: "True awakening is beyond questions and answers. There is nothing to affirm or deny. Like Kannon, repose in deep wisdom, all the while being present in the world."
Deishu (1835-1903), a samurai master of the spear, retired from public life at the time of the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Thereafter, Deishu devoted himself to calligraphy, painting and poetry. Deishu is considered one of the finest calligraphers of the Meiji period. The inscription is brushed in Deishu's distinctive style: strong, supple, and bright.
Age: Meiji Period (1868-1912)
Size: painting 27-1/2" x 4-1/4" (70 x 11 cm), 62" x 8-3/4" (157 x 22 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Price: $4,800.00 USD