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SHAKUHACHI PLAYERS/KOMUSO- 1950s WOODBLOCK PRINT By SANZO WADA (Kyoto Hanga-In)


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A komuso (虚無僧 komuso, Hiragana こむそう; also romanized komusou or komuso) was a Japanese mendicant monk of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism, during the Edo period of 1600-1868. Komuso were characterised by the straw basket (a sedge or reed hood named a tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego. They are also known for playing solo pieces on the shakuhachi (a type of Japanese bamboo flute). These pieces, called honkyoku ("original pieces") were played during a meditative practice called suizen, for alms, as a method of attaining enlightenment, and as a healing modality. The Japanese government introduced reforms after the Edo period, abolishing the Fuke sect. Records of the musical repertoire survived, and are being revived in the 21st century. See "Komuso". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-11-02.

PropertyDescription
Reference Number1259
Item ConditionPre-owned. Very good condition for its age. Please see detailed pictures.
ThemeJapanese Artists
Woodblock Print GenreShin Hanga Woodblock Prints
Woodblock Print ArtistSanzo Wada
Woodblock Print PublisherKyoto Hanga-In
Art PrintWoodblock Printing
Subject MatterKomuso Buddhist Monks
Origin-CountryJapan
Origin-IslandHonshu
Origin-RegionKansai
Origin-PrefectureKyoto
Origin-TownKyoto
Original Box/PackagingNot included.
Measure 1Dimensions: 15.5" (width) x 12" (length)
Total Weight12 oz
Notes三造 (Sanzo)PRINTED by KYOTO-HANGA-IN (red)摺大野 (suru Ono - Printed by Ono)版元 京都版画院 (Hanmoto Kyōto hanga-in - Publisher K
Title of ArtworkShakuhachi Players/Komuso



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