Posted by: softypapa | February 20, 2008

Antique Japanese Shikishi Art Sumi-e Sumie Calligraphy

Shikishi Calligraphy Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Calligraphy Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Calligraphy Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Calligraphy Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Shikishi Calligraphy Japanese Art Nihonga Japan Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Authentic, 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 wonderful and interesting Japanese shikishi calligraphy art dates from the early to mid 20th century and is in poor to fair condition with marks, creases, stains and discoloration from age.  There are also a few small holes and a layer of paper at the back of the piece is also coming loose though this does not seem to affect the structural integrity of the piece as the paper is still quite thick and rigid.  The edges of the shikishi paper board are also 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: R3S1B1-0004067
category code: nihonga calligraphyart
ship code: shikishihako

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