EBISU – Japanese blurring-brush calligraphy (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Figure of ‘Ebisu’ god composed of the three letters calligraphed in ‘Hihaku-tai’ (Blurring-brush style) as a unique and graffitical style of sorcerously 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.
Edo period, 18th century. approx. 465 x 280mm (18.30 x 11.02in)
Item price: $180
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