Tue, 17th May 2022 9:00

Asian Art II

  Lot 443



Daishin Gito (attributed to, 1657 - 1730).

In ink on paper, inscribed with a large character Mu (void), and further five characters, signed Daishin, with two seals, mounted as a hanging scroll. (2)

紙本書、無、趙老錯用◽️ 銘大心

Daishi was the abbot at Daitokuji temple and had a close link with the masters of Chanoyu (Way of Tea). The character ‘Mu” is a symbolic word of Zen teaching, which can be interpreted as ‘transcending all perceptions’, and it was first used by the Chinese priest Zhaozhou (趙州728 - 897). Calligraphy like this would have been displayed at the tokonoma alcove during a tea ceremony.

Estimated at £1,500 - £2,000


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