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Zen Buddhist Painting Japanese Sword
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A Japanese sword depicted with one powerful stroke of brush. Painted with ink on paper. Zen is a state to become enlightened by one's own efforts through facing oneself. Since Kamakura period samurai had spent days of fighting over one another, or sometimes even between family members. For those in search of undaunted heart in the face of death, Zen Buddhism was widely accepted. The Japanese historically well known samurai such as Uesugi Kenshin, Miyamoto Musashi as well as Yagyu Munenori were known not only a prominent swordsman but also devoted themselves to Zen Buddhism. There are some creases and foxing present, otherwise the painting is in good condition. There are some marks, stains and creases on the mounting. The artist has not been identified. The scroll is accompanied by an original paulownia wood storage box with the artist signature.

Painting: 12 1/8" x 45 1/2" (30.5cm x 115.5cm)
Scroll: 16 1/2" x 78 3/4" (41.8cm x 200.0cm)



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