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Murase Taiitsu (1803-1881)
Nanga / Bunjin
Ebisu
Signed: Taiitsu Rôjin heidai
Seals: Murase Shi Rei Taiotsu & Yukumo Nagamizu
Technique: sumi on paper 87,5 x 31,2
Mounting: cream paper
dark wooden rollers, 156 x 42,1
Box: authorized by Yamada Suidô (1891- 19..)
Condition: Original mounting. An old tear otherwise good

何哭者々跟占春
唖然喚醒也間人
々生知足心無怒
誰不金銭百東神

Ebisu
He looks ahead laughing, enjoying spring.
Without uttering a word of wonder, he opens people’s eyes.
Who knows what is enough in life, will live without malice,
Like a god without money and completely at peace.
(HK)
Comp. Sôjin ‘88 # 22

Ebisu, one of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (shichifukujin) and also the patron of fishermen, was the first child of Izanagi and Izanami, the deities who created Japan. Legend has it that he was born without bones. He is the only one of the seven whose origins are purely Japanese, without any Hindu or Chinese influence.

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