Kakejiku Aoki kouryu "Irohanihoheto"

Kakejiku Aoki kouryu "Irohanihoheto"

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The author : Kouryu (1917-1985) almost died, shot in the head during the 2nd world war in the Philippines, and we can see his pain in his unusual calligraphy style. 

Irohanihoheto is an ancient anonymous poem from the 11th century. This poem is remarkable for its form because it is composed of the 47 kana characters of the Japanese language used without any repetition.

Its theme is absolute wisdom, its meaning :

Although its scent still lingers on the form of a flower has scattered away
For whom will the glory of this world remain unchanged?
Arriving today at the yonder side of the deep mountains of evanescent existence
We shall never allow ourselves to drift away intoxicated, in the world of shallow dreams.

Size: 116 x 27 cm.
Presented in a wooden case.

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