Handscroll; ink on paper
Overall: 75 x 330 cm (29 1/2 x 129 15/16 in.)
Gift of Ms. Sato Bundo 1984.218
Bundo Shunkai, a calligrapher and Buddhist monk, was dedicated to establishing modern Japanese calligraphy and pursued the adaptation of Chinese Six Dynasty-style calligraphy. This oversized monumental handscroll reads (from right to left) "Freedom and Justice" and represents Japan’s newly adopted value of democracy, as influenced by Western culture of the 1960s.
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