Freedom and Justice

Freedom and Justice

1965

Shunkai Bundo

(Japanese, 1878-1970)

Handscroll; ink on paper

Overall: 75 x 330 cm (29 1/2 x 129 15/16 in.)

Gift of Ms. Sato Bundo 1984.218

Description

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.

See also
Collection: 
ASIAN - Handscroll
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Calligraphy

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