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A Buddhist Monk, Saigyō / Ōhashi Shūrei - Saigyō
- Product ID
- Ōhashi Shūrei
A Japanese-style painter. Born in 1949. A frequent prize winner.
- 695mm x 1440mm
- Roller End Material
- Material of the Work
- JPY 38,000
- Stock Condition
- In stock
Saigyō (1118–1190) was a Japanese warrior, Buddhist monk, and poet of the late Heian and early Kamakura period. His mysterious history is widely known. As a warrior, he was one of the chosen few. But suddenly, for reasons now unknown, he became a monk and traveled around the country, composing many poems. This is a tasteful work of art created by a Japanese painter, Ōhashi Shūrei, in which a picture of Saigyō on a journey. The poem attached is the creation of Saigyō himself. The meaning of the poem is as follows.
At dusk in autumn, I am waiting for the moon to rise in the mountain villages, and the only sound is the wind blowing through the paddy field in front of the gate.
The poet was waiting for the beautiful moon to rise at dusk in autumn. This is a poem composed by Saigyō, who was impressed with the stillness, with only the sound of the wind around him. And Ōhashi Shūrei depicted the scene with his elegant brushwork. If viewers appreciate this work keeping their nerves sharp, they can almost hear the sound of the wind narrated in the poem.