Soga Shokaku Daruma by the Kyoto painter Soga Shohaku (1730-1781). While Shohaku sometimes produced paintings of the greatest care and precision, he also worked in a freer style. Shohaku’s sprawling inscription informs us that the work was painted in a drunken state. The attitude is consistent with a Zen value of freedom from restraint, which is seen in many eighteenth-century works from Kyoto. The painting is about four feet tall, and it was probably painted with a large straw brush.
Japan Sumi-e Painting – Daruma Bodhidarma Zen Buddhist
Japanese ink painting (sumi-e) of the founder of Zen Buddhism Bodhidarma/Daruma. I always enjoy the subtility of these ink paintings, especially the ones depicting Daruma. Somewhat rough and savage looking, not at all like Western images depicting their saints. The myth goes to say that he cut of his eyelids so he couldn't fall asleep durings his 7 years meditation in a cave.
Daruma Doll. Boxwood with mammoth ivory and bamboo inlays Height: 1 1/4" Signed: Zanmai Contemporary netsuke.
Kokoro Daruma by tattoo artist Horiyoshi III. S)
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