Major Collections

Doshoku Sai-e (Colorful Realm of Living Beings)[National Treasure]

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Doshoku Sai-e (Colorful Realm of Living Beings)
lto Jakuchu(1716-1800)
30 hanging scrolls
Edo period, dated about 1757~about 1766
color on silk 141.8~142.9×79.0~79.8
This is a masterpiece of thirty hanging scrolls, painted to sublime the Shakyamuni triad by Jakuchu passed down in Shokoku-ji Temple, Kyoto, and famous as Jakuchu’s representative work. Every depiction in these works showing his particularity in how to depict the sense of life of living beings such as plants, birds, insects, fishes and shells, fascinate those who admire them.