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Wall Gazing Daruma by Hanabusa Itcho
Wall Gazing Daruma by Hanabusa Itcho


 
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menpeki no
soshi no sugata wa
yamashiro no
koma no yawata no
uri ka
nasubi ka
Hanabusa Itcho Shoga

"This is the form of the
Grand Patriarch wall-gazing—
Or is it a melon or eggplant
From the fields of Yawata
In Yamashiro?
Hanabusa Itcho, painting and inscription"

Daruma is “wall-gazing,” turning his back on the world to sit in his cave contemplating the absolute. The inscription, however, brings the loftiness of Buddhist meditation down to earth: "Daruma from behind looks like one of the big eggplants grown in Yamashiro. If sitting still is all there is to meditation, eggplants have it made as Zen masters. “ This is not a Zenga since Itcho was a highly skilled professional painter but it definitely has a Zen flavor.

Age: Edo Period 17th-18th Century
Size: painting 13-7/8" x 19-5/8" (35 x 50 cm). overall 51-3/4" x 25-3/8" (131 x 64 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Condition: Good
Price: $2,200.00 USD
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