A Pair of Cranes / Eiin Yasuda & Katsunobu Kawahito - Soukaku -Zuiki Douni Mitsu-

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0193
Name
Eiin Yasuda & Katsunobu Kawahito
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Eiin Yasuda

Eiin Yasuda

1938-
Born in Gifu pref.
The former chief abbot of the Yakusi-ji temple
The former chief abbot of Hosso sect


 

Katsunobu Kawahito

Katsunobu Kawahito

1922-
A member of the Nitten Exhibition
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Size
600mm x 1890mm
Roller End Material

Wood coated with black "urushi" (lacquer)
Material of the Work
Japanese paper
Stock Condition
In stock
Description

Eiin Yasuda, a former chief priest and now doyen of Yakushiji temple in Nara, established “Yakushiji 21st century Mahoroba academy” in 2004 in the hope of conveying the importance of an old Japanese virtue that is to foster spiritual affluence rather than material affluence. He traveled around to give talks about his academy. Katsunobu Kawahito, a Japanese-style painter, was deeply impressed with Eiin’s dedication to Mahoroba academy and wanted to take part in it through his painting. This is how this collaboration realized.

Calligraphy is by Eiin Yasuda. “瑞気満堂 Zuiki-dou-ni-mitsu” is a lucky word that means an auspicious atmosphere fills the room/house. Simple and rustic writing indicates Eiin’s personality. There are no airs and graces about him. That is why people love him.

The painting was done by Katsunobu Kawahito. What is great about Katsunobu is that he captures the essence of subject with less brush strokes. In this artwork, he expressed cranes’ feathers by not depicting them. Instead, he made use of Japanese rice paper. He succeeded in making us imagine and enjoy the feathers. This is one of Katsunobu’s techniques to make us feel Yuugen.

At first sight, you may feel there are too many unpainted spaces. However, calligraphy by Eiin adds solemn and sacred atmosphere to the painting and the painting feels graceful.

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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
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 The Japanese people have long set a high value on aesthetic senses since ancient times. As a result, the
peculiar culture which is not seen in other countries blossomed and many aspects of the modern Japanese
culture come from it. Parts of Japanese culture has been introduced to people in other countries recently,
so the number of people from other countries who are interested in Japanese culture has been increasing.
However, the Japanese aesthetic senses, which are the bases of Japanese culture, have been nurtured
through a long history, intertwining various elements intricately, such as climate, geographical features,
religion, customs and so on. Therefore, they are very difficult to understand not only for people from other
countries, but even for the Japanese people. I think the best tool which conveys these difficult senses
understandably is a “kakejiku.”
 The kakejiku (a hanging scroll; a work of calligraphy or a painting which is mounted and hung in an
alcove or on a wall) is a traditional Japanese art. It's no exaggeration to say that paintings are what
express aesthetic senses at all times and places. The kakejiku is an art which expresses the Japanese
aesthetic senses. The kakejiku has long been used in traditional Japanese events, daily life and so on since
ancient times. As a result, there are various customs of kakejiku in Japan; kakejiku and the life of the
Japanese are closely related. We can see Japanese values through kakejiku.
 The kakejiku is a cultural tradition which the Japanese people should be proud of. However, many people
in other countries don't know much about it because it hasn't been showcased as much. This is why I
decided to try to introduce it. The kakejiku world is very interesting and beautiful. We want not only the
Japanese, but also many people from other countries to know and enjoy it. I hope that many people will
love kakejiku someday.

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