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"Daruma Wall Gazing" Vintage Shikishi
vintage Japanese Shikishi

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Our Price: $12.00

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 1222MISC22

This listing is for the shikishi board as shown. Shikishi are stiff, (usually) square, paper-covered boards used as a canvas for drawing or painting. Seasonal and nature motifs are common, as are deities and zodiac animals. They are often displayed with seasonal decor, given as gifts, or mounted on fabric to create a scroll effect.

This shikishi depicts Daruma, the god of perserverance and focus. One legend says that Bodhidarma, the original daruma, practiced "wall-gazing" as part of his buddhist practice and once did this for nine years. Perhaps that is why his eyes are looking to the right and his expression is somewhat dour.

Gold border, signed by the artist and a red stamp to match his frowning lips.

This shikishi is just under 10.5" tall and 9.5" wide, The backside is plain but covered with gold speckled paper. Gold trim all around the edges.

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