Sahasrabhuja Aaryaavalokitezvara / Shingo Tanaka - Senju Kannon Bosatsu

Product ID
0143
Name
Shingo Tanaka
Profile

? –
A Japanese-style painter

Size
598mm x 1580mm
Roller End Material

Crystalline acrylic resin
Material of the Work
Silk
Stock Condition
In stock
Description

“Senju Kannon,” sahasrabhuja aaryaavalokitezvara in Sanskrit, is one of “Bosatsu,” the Japanese form of “Bodhisattva”, which is worshipped in Buddhism. Sahasrabhuja literally means “a thousand arms.” This name also refers to the Hindu goddess Durga, and Senju Kannon is considered to be a transformation of Avalokiteshvara, which developed in India under the influence of Hinduism. A thousand arms indicate the vastness of Kannon’s mercy and power as Kannon endeavors to relieve the suffering of all living things. There exist both seated statues and standing statues, and generally they have 11 faces and 42 arms. The 42 arms is explained as follows; the 40 hands, except two clasped hands in prayer at the front of the breast, relieve each of the 25 worlds, that is, “25X40=1,000.” The “25 worlds” here means “three realms and twenty-five forms of existence” in Buddhism, which is a thought that there are 25 worlds from heaven to hell {it is considered that there are 14 forms in “Yokkai” (the realm of desire), 7 forms in “Shikikai” (the realm of form) and 4 forms in “Mushikikai” (the realm of non-form)}. While Senju Kannon statues are hardly ever found in India, there are remains in China in China in such places as Longmen Caves from the Tang Dynasty. In Japan, Senju Kannon began to be worshipped in an early age and it had been sculpted since the Nara period before Kuukai brought esoteric Buddhism to Japan.
This is a painting of Senju Kannon by Shingo Tanaka, a Japanese-style painter. He is well known for his Buddhist paintings, and this depiction of Senju Kannon is very elaborate. The solemn dignity of Senju Kannon is expressed very well in this work.

Koubou Daishi Kuukai (774 – 835)
Founder of the Shingon Sect.

Contact Us

Please fill out the form below and submit for your inquiry.

❈FirstName
❈LastName
Country
❈E-mail
(❈Confirm E-mail)
❈Inquiry category Question
Consultation
Impression
Request
Others
❈Comment

is the mark for required item.

   

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to protecting your privacy.

(or press ESC or click the overlay)

CEO Message

Our Feelings For Kakejiku


 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.

(or press ESC or click the overlay)
Company Profile
syaoku.jpg(120220 byte)

Name Art Nomura


President Tatsuji Nomura


Founded1973


Established1992


Address7-23 Babadori, Tarumi-ku, Kobe city,
Hyougo Prefecture, 655-0021, Japan



Capital10 million yen


URLhttp://nomurakakejiku.com


Our Business

 Art Nomura is an art dealer which produces kakejiku (hanging scrolls). We mount many paintings and calligraphic works in kakejiku in my factory. Kakejiku are our main product. We also remount and repair old or damaged kakejiku. We share the traditional Japanese art of kakejiku with people all over the world.



(or press ESC or click the overlay)
Access Map

Access Map


 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.

(or press ESC or click the overlay)