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Title

Hakozaki

late 18th century-early 19th century


Artist

Gibon SENGAI

Japan

1750 - 1837


About

Sengai is one of the best-known artists in the latter-day history of Rinzai Zen. He stayed at Shofuku-ji, Japan’s oldest Zen establishment in Hakata, near Hakozaki Hachiman Shinto shrine, for almost 40 years. The shrine’s symbolical gate (torii) is depicted in the foreground of this painting. The poem reads: "In the morning and evening/ I see over the shrine/ the Road in the Sea of Hakozaki/ and close is the Shiga hills" Road in the Sea (Umi no Nakamichi) is a narrow peninsular and Shiga is an island off it. (The poem was transliterated by a team of scholars from Japan led by Professor Fuii of the National History Museum in November 2002)


Details


Other Title

(Landscape)


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

late 18th century-early 19th century


Media categories

Painting , Calligraphy


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink on paper


Dimensions

35.8 x 51.5 cm image; 117.2 x 54.5 x 61.5 cm scroll


Credit

Purchased 1994


Location

Not on display


Accession number

639.1994


Artist information

Gibon SENGAI

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


  • Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 19 (illus.).