The details of the figure are made up of calligraphic allusions to the deity's attributes and qualities.

Tenjin on His Way to China, mid 18th century

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Without a Chinese robe, / yet known as the god of Kitano, / because of a branch of plum tree / held in a sleeve. / Figure made of characters for Namu Tenman Daijizai Tenjin.

Exhibitions
Details
Title
Tenjin on His Way to China
Artist Life
1685 - 1769
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.79.178
Catalogue Raisonne
Murase, Art through a Lifetime, no. 425
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The details of the figure are made up of calligraphic allusions to the deity's attributes and qualities.