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Reversal of Horse / Nakasaka Kōun - Hidari Uma
- Product ID
- Nakasaka Kōun
Calligrapher. In 1955, born in Kyōto pref. A frequent prize winner.
- 600mm x 1300mm
- Roller End Material
- Material of the Work
- Japanese Paper
- JPY 30,000
- Stock Condition
- In stock
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Since ancient times, the horse has been said to be a lucky animal. “左馬 Hidairi uma” is, in particular, one of the most popular symbols of good fortune as a reversal of the Chinese character for horse. Its origin lies in the fact that horses having a habit of falling down when ridden from the right, so we always ride from the left. Upon such a saying, “Hidari uma will not fall down.”, in other words, it hopes for living a life without much trouble. There are also various other auspicious elements believed, so it is used in diverse designs.
This work features hidari uma, powerfully drawn by Nakasaka Kōun, a calligrapher popular for his elegant style. The dynamic movement of sumi ink seems to express the vigorous vitality of the horse. Despite being calligraphy, it can also be enjoyed as a painting, which is thus very interesting.