Dec 15, 2010

Reserving the Mundane Life

Reserving the Mundane Life


Aoyama Sanu 青山杉雨

(Japanese, 1912-1993)

Ink on paper

Image: 43 x 68.5 cm (16 15/16 x 26 15/16 in.); Framed: 57 x 83 cm (22 7/16 x 32 11/16 in.)

Gift of Aoyama Keiji 2011.16



The calligrapher Aoyama Sanu was decorated as a Bunkakorosha (Person of Cultural Merit) in 1988 and was presented the Bunka Kunsho (Order of Culture) in 1992. Read from right to left, the two characters here translate to "reserving dust." Aoyama reflected upon the preciousness of everyday life by reserving the mundane life.

See also
ASIAN - Handscroll
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Ink on paper
Credit line: 
Gift of Aoyama Keiji

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