1. Tomita Keisen (1879-1936) - Hanging Scroll
20th c.; Taisho Period
Ink and color on paper
152.5 x 70.5 cm (60 x 27 3/4 in.)
A fantastic and powerful sketch of Dai Itoku-Myoo, the wrathful emanation of Amida, depicted with six faces, legs and arms holding various weapons while sitting on a white ox.
Further reading: Furukawa Toshitsugu: "The enlightenment of Keisen", in: Journal of the Japanese Society for Aesthetics, Volume 33, Dec. 31, 1982
Detail: close up view
Detail: alternate view