Gallery So Collections Tenjin in China

Japanese

Tenjin in China
Artist
Hakuin Ekaku (白隠 慧鶴) [1686-1769]       
Title
Tenjin in China
Dimensions
89.5×23.6㎝
With mounting
172.0×35.8㎝
Method
Ink on paper
Remarks
*Mark on the right side of the screen.
*This type of painting depicts the Shinto deity Tenjin(Sugawara-no-Michizane,845-903) in a Taoist robe with a Chinese hood holding a branch of plum blossom.
*Based on a tale that Tenjin attained true enlightenment after he had met Chinese Zen priest WuzhunShifan(ButsuganZenji,1177-1249) in song China in his dream .
*These paintings represent the doctrine of the unification of the three teachings.

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