Antique Japanese Scroll Sanmen Daikoku by Hosho
Meiji era handpainted silk scroll by Hosho depicting the 3 gods from Sanmen Daikoku.
Sanmen Daikoku — is believed to protect the Three Buddhist Treasures (the Buddha, the law, and the community of followers).
Saichō (767-822) the founder of Japan’s Tendai sect, is credited with introducing Sanmen Daikoku to Japan. The center face being Mahākāla (Jp. Daikokuten), the left being Vaiśravaṇa (Jp. Bishamontne) and the right being Sarasvatī (Jp. Benzaiten).
The upper crosspiece known as hyoumoku is karaki wood. The lower crosspiece also known as jiku is a a karaki roller in black lacquer. The mounting or heri is silk. The honshi or artwork is also in good condition.
The (ichimoji) which are the strips running across the top and bottom of the centrepiece artwork is made of silk brocade. The backing on the scroll is made from washi which is traditionally used in all scrolls.
Dimensions: 1.72 metres in length 58.4 cm width. Length of roller 44.5cm.
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|Dimensions||160 × 39 cm|