Higan-zu` [Painting of Flying Wild Geese] by Horiuchi Sokan
This artwork, originally a tanzaku, has been pasted to a mounting and thus recreated as a hanging scroll.
The artwork shows four wild geese flying beside each other, perhaps on their way from the north to the south.
Soukan has simply drawn the geese flying on the white paper, not including any superfluous details.
As might be expected of a tea ceremony school master, this is a graceful artwork which expresses a sense of quiet simplicity and subdued refinement (`wabisabi`) in only a few simple strokes, without disturbing the surroundings.
Artist: Horinouchi Soukan (1919-)
Horinouchi Soukan was the 12th generation of the Omotesenke Horinouchi Clan.
He was a tea ceremony master active in the late Showa to Heisei periods.
He was born on the 20th of January in Taisho 8 . Due to the sudden death of his older brother, the 11th generation, he was apprenticed to Sen Sousa (the 13th generation of the Sen family), and, in Showa 28 , was given the professional name `Soukan`. In Heisei 9 , Sokan`s name was passed to his elder brother`s eldest son, so he took the new name `Soshin`.
He worked as one of the director of Omotesenke and Choseian (given name to head of the Horinouchi Clan). He was born in Kyoto, and graduated from Kyoto University. His name at birth was Yoshihiko, and later in life he used the artist-names Choshian and Kenchusai. He wrote two books, titled `Cha no Shuwa` and `Chabana`.
Suitable to be displayed in Autumn – Winter.
Meaning: The wild goose is a waterfowl of the duck family. In Japan, the wild goose migrates from north to south at the end of autumn, migrating back to the north again in spring.
There is a poem in zen culture about geese.
Last night the call of wild geese,
This morning a breath of fresh air over the fields,
(From the book `Zenrin Kushu` [A Collection of Zen Haiku Poems])
Looking up at the sky last night, I saw a flock of wild geese calling, crossing the evening landscape from north to south. It`s still too hot! I thought, but mused on the idea that it must already be the season for geese to be migrating. Next morning when I woke up, a cool breeze was blowing, and everywhere there were signs that it was autumn. (Quotation from Rino-Netto, 01/11/2008)
There is an exceptional compatibility between bonsai and understated artworks such as this.
Looking into the distance on an autumn day, one catches a glimpse of the geese, flying in formation over a great pine tree.
This atmospheric artwork is particularly well-suited to being displayed in a tokonoma or beside a small bonsai.
Hatsukari` [Painting of Flying Wild Geese] by Horiuchi Sokan（堀内宗完）
- Name of the artist
- Horiuchi Sokan
- `Hatsukari` [Painting of Flying Wild Geese]
- 36.5 × 7.5 cm
- Ink painting on paper
Season in which to be displayed: Autumn - Winter
Condition: There are a few creases and marks to the artwork due to age.
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