Artist: Miyamoto Musashi
Title: Hotei looks at the Fighting Roosters
Date: Original sumi-painting made in ca. 1640s. Date of this Woodblock print was probably in 1970s.
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"Hotei Kan Tokei Zu" (Hotei is Looking at the Fighting Coxs) Musashi has been the greatest hero and the sword master of Japan. Although his real life was something of mystery, his accomplishments in "the essence of samurai" (Fighting, Literature, Art) were undeniable. His exploits with the sword have been depicted in the novels and movies numerous times. His manuscript of war stratagey, "Gorin no Sho" (The Book of Five Rings) " was so famous that it was even applied for today's business environment. Here, in his Zen art, minimum brush strokes express the speed and the exactness of the legendary swordmaster.