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Title

Hakozaki

late 18th century-early 19th century

Artist

Gibon Sengai Gibon

Japan

1750 – 1837

  • Details

    Other Title
    (Landscape)
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    late 18th century-early 19th century
    Media categories
    Scroll , 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Gibon Sengai Gibon

    Works in the collection

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  • 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)

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication