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Buddhas on a Field Road/ Kuzuya Seizan - No no Hotoke
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- Kuzuya Seizan
A Japanese-style painter. In 1930, born in Gifu pref. Pupil of Tsubouchi Setsutarō; then Kojima Shikō, a member of the Nitten. Member of the Tōyō Bijutsu-kai. Specialized in flowers & birds paintings and figure paintings.
- 690mm x 1400mm
- Roller End Material
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- Japanese paper
- JPY 30,000
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- In stock
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Miyazawa Kenji (1896-1933) was a Japanese poet and novelist of children’s literature. He is a nation-wide famous writer with a wide range of admirers. One of his famous poems, “Be not Defeated by the Rain”, expresses Kenji’s worldview full of kindness, and is still popular today. In this work, a few verses extracted from the poem is written by a Japanese painter, Kuzuya Seizan. Its contents are as follows:
Unbeaten by the rain
Unbeaten by the wind
Bested by neither snow nor summer heat
Strong of body
Free of desire
Always smiling quietly
Although it is not quoted in this piece, this poem ends with the phrase “Such is the person, I wish to be”, which is Kenji’s wish.
Kuzuya Seizan depicted two stone buddhas on the wild road as existences that fulfill this wish of Kenji. This is a work full of Buddha’s virtue with these stone buddhas, wearing gentle smiles, providing us a feeling of being protected.