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Collection Online as of June 12, 2024

Freedom and Justice

Freedom and Justice

1965
(Japanese, 1878–1970)
Overall: 75 x 330 cm (29 1/2 x 129 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • 1965-1970
    Bundō Shunkai 豊道 春海 [ 1878-1970], Tokyo, Japan, by descent to his daughter Sato Bundō
    1970-1984
    Ms. Sato Bundō, Tokyo, Japan, given to The Cleveland Museum of Art
    1984-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Sŏn, Sŭng-hye. The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2011. cat. no. 93.
  • The Lure of Painted Poetry: Cross-cultural Text and Image in Korean and Japanese Art. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 15-August 21, 2011).
    Year in Review for 1984. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 3-May 5, 1985).
  • {{cite web|title=Freedom and Justice|url=false|author=Bundō Shunkai|year=1965|access-date=12 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1984.218