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HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1453842

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Wakayama, Isumi
Chiba 298-0001
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HAPPINESS

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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