The paramita of wisdom –hannyaharamita– in Japanese, is the focus of this kakejiku. This hanging scroll brings homage to prajnaparamita, the transcendent wisdom, the truth that Buddha
Shakyamuni describes as:
“The profound Dharma difficult to see or awaken to, peaceful, excellent, and beyond the realm of intellect, subtle and to be realized by the wise”.
Calligraphy mounted on deep-blue silk with a fine swirl pattern, white border and natural wooden roller at the bottom.
Calligraphy size: 14″ x 53″; 35 x 134 cm
Mounting size: 21″ x 87″; 53 x 221 cm
Prajnaparamita is called the Mother of all Buddhas. I wanted to emphasize this female aspect and chose therefore a fine and fluent calligraphic style -the cursive script of Wang Xizhi. Wang Xizhi (Wang Hsi-chih) is the calligraphy-saint of 4th century China. His beautiful, elegant cursive script became the eternal classic model for all the following generations. History records that he was extremely fond of swans and some say that his cursive style was even inspired by the graceful movement of this bird.
The Japanese text says
in six kanji:
HAN, NYA, HA, RA, MIT, TA
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