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.
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Unusual Ishigami Daruma in a Hoodie

Unusual Ishigami Daruma in a Hoodie


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Okimono: Pre 1920: Item # 1425694

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817-2 Kannonji Monzen-cho
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Here the Daruma sits in meditation, his robes seeming storm blown, the hood over his head blowing out in tatters. This is a very unusual version of this scholar art. It is 4 x 4 x 5 inches (10 x 11 x 12.5 cm) and is in excellent condition. Ishigami are literati objects prized by Bunjin scholars also called Ishikui (eating Stone) or Ishidake (holding stone).
The Daruma (officially Bodhidharma) was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch.