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Rising moon Ink Painting by Zen Priest Kimura Hyakuboku

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Pre 1950: Item # 1315230

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A moon rises behind the silhouette of a ragged tree by Kimura Hyakuboku enclosed in the original signed wooden box dated 1934 and titled Rokagami. Bordered in soft gray silk with dark wood rollers suiting the scene. It is 21-1/2 x 69 inches (54.5 x 175 cm) Kimura Hyakuboku (Shunzo) was born in Tokyo in 1884. While attending Kyoto University, he found himself attracted to Zen, and left the prestigious School to travel the Buddhist path. He was well known for his sumi-e ink paintings, especially fondly for those of trees.