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Tigers in Bamboo Grove

Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu

  • Tigers in Bamboo Grove / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Tigers in Bamboo Grove / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Tigers in Bamboo Grove / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Tigers in Bamboo Grove / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
  • Tigers in Bamboo Grove / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

DATA
Artist:
Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu
Historical era:
Edo (17th century)
Material:
printed, gold on washi paper
Medium:
Twenty sliding doors
Theme:
High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
Size:
East 4 panels : L190.0 × W141.7 cm
West 4 panels : L189.5 × W141.2 cm
South 4 panels : L178.8 × W83.6 cm
North 4 panels : L184.8 × W94.8 cm
North-center 4 panels : L184.8 × W66.7 cm
Recipient:
Tenkyuin Temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji TempleMAP
Period of creation:
The work of the sixth period: the east side four sliding doors of the Shicchu room
The work of the seventh period: the west side four sliding doors of the Shicchu room
The work of the eighth period: the south side four sliding doors of the Shicchu room
The work of the ninth period: the north side eight sliding doors of the Shicchu room
[Original]
Current owner:
Tenkyuin Temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple
Material:
ink, color and gold on washi paper
DESCRIPTION

Tenkyuin, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple, was erected by Tenkyuin, the third daughter of Ikeda Nobuteru, who served Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The painting on the sliding panels in the abbot's chambers of Tenkyuin was made when the subtemple was constructed. It is considered an extremely important historical work as well as a work of art. One of 152 painted sliding panels and cedar doors in the abbot's chambers, "Tiger and Bamboo" embellishes the chamber in which Buddhist services are held. "Tiger and Bamboo," which spans all 20 panels in the chambers, depicts tigers in various attitudes. Some are roaring heavenward, while the cubs fawn at their mother's tail. Fresh green bamboo and bamboo shoots, exquisitely arranged, attract the eye.

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