Unusual three kanji characters of 'Fuku-roku-ju' (Longhead God of Happiness, Welfare, and Longevity) in unique pictorial calligraphy style called *'Hihaku-tai' (Blurring-brush style) on paper mounted as a hanging scroll,
early 20th century, Japan, approx. 141 x 42.5cm (55.51 x 16.73in). The condition is as is as seen.
*‘Hihaku-tai’ – Unique graffitical style of decorative kanji calligraphy originated by Cai Yong (132-192 / a Chinese scholar of the Eastern Han Dynasty, who was well-versed in calligraphy, music, mathematics and astronomy),
brought to Japan by Kukai (774–835 / a Japanese Buddhist priest, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist) in after years.
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