Daruma Zen Painting by Itten Tokai
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1920: item # 1119491
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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
Kamigyo-ku Kyoto 602-8385
|Magnificent bold brush work. Framed in copper green patterned brocade with dark wood rollers. The scroll measures 20 x 65 inches (51 x 165 cm). Little is known about Itten Tokai other than that he was a Soto Zen priest who lived in distant Hokkaido. His Daruma paintings are wonderfully expressive, however, some of the finest examples of the 19th-20th century. As is often the case with Soto Zen artists, who tended to live quietly in remote areas--beginning with Fugai and Ryokan, and down to the present-- there is almost no biographical information available.|