In ten thousand all human affairs remember Old Man Sai's
Tesshu Koho brushed this
*The painting of the horse serves as the last character of the inscription
This is the story of Old Man Sai: Sai lived near the border of ancient China. One day his favorite horse ran away. His neighbors said, "Bad luck". Sai just smiled. A few days later, his horse returned together with a magnificent wild stallion. "Good luck" his neighbors told him. Sai just smiled. His son tried to ride the new horse but was badly thrown, breaking his leg. "Bad luck" his neighbors commiserated. Sai just smiled. War broke out in the district, and all the young men in the village were drafted and sent to the front except for Sai's son who was laid up. "Good luck" everyone told Sai. He just smiled. In other words, "There is a silver lining to every cloud". Life is full of changes, and it is best to meet every situation with equanimity.
Age: Edo - Meiji Period 19th Century
Size: painting 49-1/2" x 11-5/8" (126 x 29 cm), overall 74-1/8" x 19-1/2" (188 x 49 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Price: $4,000.00 USD