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- Object: Kei ai 敬愛 (Respect and Love)
Calligraphy, framed panel. Ink on paper. Signed and inscribed.
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- Curator's comments
- The characters 'keiai' (literally 'respect and love') are here intended in their Esoteric Buddhist meaning, referring to a spiritual practice which invokes harmony, friendship and favour. Bundo Shunkai was a priest of the Tendai Sect of Buddhism and prominent in the world of modern calligraphy for his advocacy of the teaching of calligraphy in schools. He here signs his age as eighty-four and refers to his birthplace, Sakuyama in Tochigi Prefecture. (Label copy, TTC)
- On display (North Stairs)
- Exhibition history
2007 Jan -2017 Dec , London, BM, Japanese Galleries, 'Japan Prehistory to the Present'
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.Add.805 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)