Japanese scroll of a Buddhist monk. It’s written using older Japanese from the middle 1800’s or before. My very educated Japanese wife has difficulty reading the older Japanese except the character for “Buddha”. He’s a happy monk about to eat an octopus who has an angry expression on it’s face. At hte onks side are a bottle of sake and other food bowls. It’s painted on silk with a silk side matting. The better scrolls are done on silk. Silk is more expensive but stronger and lasts longer. The weighted ends are ox bone. This was painted by the artist with sumi ink and a brush. There is no room for mistakes using sumi ink. Only the skill of the artist. This was brought by us from Kyoto, Japan. It’s 73 x 23 inches (186 x 158 cm). This item is in the category “Antiques\Asian Antiques\Japan\Paintings & Scrolls”. The seller is “lsjapanstuff” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Region of Origin: Japan
- Age: 1850-1899
- Primary Material: Silk
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original