The Kura - Japanese Art Treasures

Robert Mangold has been working with Japanese antiques since 1995 with an emphasis on ceramics, Paintings, Armour and Buddhist furniture.

Mid-Edo p. Zen Scroll, Plum and Moon, Ryudojin

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 1397483

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A fine rendition of a plum by Tanaka (Zuitai) Ryurei (commonly known as Ryudojin, 1740-1804)). Ink on paper, it has been fully remounted in a silk frame with wooden rollers reflecting the original style. The scroll is 12-1/2 x 70 inches (31.5 x 178 cm).
Ryudojin was born in Owari, near modern day Nagoya. He is referred to also as Ryurei Zuitai and or Ryudo Reizui or simply Ryurei. Born into the Tanaka family, he was sent to the priesthood at Reigenji at the age of 11. Then he went to the capitol, Edo (modern day Tokyo) to study at Sengakuji. Returning to Owari he was put in charge of Heidenji. Proving his worth he was promoted to larger temples, eventually becoming the head of Manshoji. H was then put in charge of establishing temples, and worked to create three in the Owari area.