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Freedom and Justice

自由 正義

1965

Bundō Shunkai 豊道 春海

(Japanese, 1878–1970)
Overall: 75 x 330 cm (29 1/2 x 129 15/16 in.)
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Location: not on view

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Bundo Shunkai, a calligrapher and Buddhist monk, was dedicated to establishing modern Japanese calligraphy and pursued the adaptation of Chinese Six Dynasty-style calligraphy. This oversized monumental handscroll reads (from right to left) "Freedom and Justice" and represents Japan’s newly adopted value of democracy, as influenced by Western culture of the 1960s.
Freedom and Justice

Freedom and Justice

1965

Bundō Shunkai

(Japanese, 1878–1970)
Japan, Shōwa period (1926-89)

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