Calligraphy: Fukuju-kai-muryou / Yuuhou Takahashi - Fortune and Happiness Are Immeasurable Like the Ocean

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0188
Name
Yuuhou Takahashi
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The chief priest at the Daianzen-ji temple in Fukui pref.

1948

Born in Fukui city, Japan

1970

Graduated Kyoto Hanazono University (Major: Buddhism)
Joined and practiced asceticism at the Kaisei-ji temple in Hyogo for 6 years

1989

Appointed as the chief priest at the Daianzen-ji temple in Fukui

2008

Exhibition at the Takumi museum in JR Gifu Station
Exhibition at the art gallery in Inoue department in Nagano

2011

Opened a gallery in the Daianzen-ji temple
Also appointed as the chief priest at the Housyou-ji temple in Ishikawa
Exhibition at the “Gallery Metanoia” in Paris, France

2014

Performed at the Sarah Lawrence College in NY, USA

Size
600mm x 1920mm
Roller End Material

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

Yuuhou is a Zen priest, famous for his sermons which are simple, fun and unique so that people can easily understand them. He serves as the chief priest at 2 Zen temples: Daianzen-ji temple and Housyou-ji temple. He has been passionate about introducing Zen meditation, Bokuseki (calligraphy, especially of Zen priests) and Zen art. He has held many exhibitions, both domestically and internationally. He has lots of fun with his calligraphy and Zen art.

This piece is a calligraphic work of “Fukuju-kai-muryou” by Yuuhou Takahashi. The phrase means “fortune and happiness are immeasurable like the ocean.” His lively writing is very attractive and refined. It is very interesting that the Chinese characters of “fukuju (福壽)” are woven in *ichimonji fabric as its pattern.


*Fabric attached above and below a main artwork on a kakejiku (hanging scroll). Since ichimonji occupies an important place on a kakejiku, high quality fabric such as gold and silver brocade is used.

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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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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


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 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.



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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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