Posted by: softypapa | February 21, 2008

Antique Japanese Shikishi Art Sumi-e Sumie Calligraphy

Shikishi Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Antique Japanese ink and wash calligraphy art on hard-backed rectangular shikishi paper.  This form of art is also sometimes called simply ‘wash’ painting and in Japanese is called sumi-e or suibokuga painting.  Using only brush-applied black ink on paper this type of painting was introduced into Japan in the 14th century by Zen Buddhist monks visiting from China.  This type of art is especially well suited to Japanese tastes which tend toward subtle depictions of life and nature often accented with poetry written in beautiful calligraphy.

About the Listed Item

This original Japanese shikishi calligraphy art dates from the early to mid Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and is in poor to fair condition with marks, creases, stains and discoloration from age.  The edges of the shikishi paper board are frayed though the piece remains a wonderful candidate for framing and display.

Size:
Height: 10.5 inches (27.0 centimeters)
Width: 9.4 inches (24.0 centimeters)

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item code: R3S1B1-0004088
category code: nihonga calligraphyart
ship code: shikishihako

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