Kōbō Daishi

hanging scroll

Japanese Collection

Accession Nr.: 1333
Type: painting; hanging scroll
Date of production:
19th century
Edo (Tokugawa) period
Place of production:
Acquisition: collected by Péter Vay
Marks: Japanese characters
Materials/Techniques: ink, colours, and gold on silk
Dimensions: height: 83 cm
width: 26.7 cm
mirror: 36.2 × 18 cm
The monk in the painting turns his upper body slightly to the right. In his left hand he holds prayer beads, and in his right hand he holds a vajra. In one of the upper corners is a pine tree painted in gold with Japanese characters inscribed on it, and in the other is a calligraphic inscription written over a landscape.