A Shrike Perching on a Withered Shrub / Kuzuya Seizan - Koboku Meigeki Zu

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B0163
Name
Kuzuya Seizan
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A Japanese-style painter. In 1930, born in Gifu pref. Pupil of Setsutarō Tsubouchi; then Kojima Shikō, a member of the Nitten. Member of the Tōyō Bijutsu-kai. Specialized in flowers & birds paintings and figure paintings.

Size
600mm x 1860mm
Roller End Material

Redsandalwood
Material of the Work
Japanese paper
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Sold out
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Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1643), a swordsman of the early Edo period, is said to have fought for his life in more than 60 battles during his lifetime and have never lost a single one, making him a popular figure even today. He was also known as an artist and excelled in ink painting.

This work is a reproduction of Miyamoto Musashi’s immortal masterpiece “A Shrike Perching on a Withered Branch” created by a Japanese painter, Kuzuya Seizan.

A withered shrub growing sharply upward from the desolate grass. On top of the shrub perches a shrike. With its sharp beak and piercing eyes, it seems the shrike looks down everything from high above. At first glance, it seems to be a work of a quiet wilderness portraying a shrike, but in fact, there is another life depicted in this painting. It was a caterpillar desperately climbing the withered shrub. A small life that knows nothing just aims upward and has no way of knowing the fate that will await it a few moments ahead. As soon as the viewers notice its presence, they will perceive a tremendous tension of life or death in this quiet picture. The sight of a shrike targeting a caterpillar reminds its viewers of the harsh world of survival reigned by the law of the jungle. This painting is the very incarnation of the soul of Miyamoto Musashi, a master swordsman who mastered the art of war. It is also said that the majestic shrike symbolizes the final destination of Bushidō and of the swordsmanship, and that the caterpillar crawling toward it is the image of a practitioner of the sword.

For those who want to master ink painting, this piece is like the bible. This work seems to convey the determination of Kuzuya Seizan to catch the glimpse of Miyamoto Musashi’s enlightenment.

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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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