Kawamura JakushiCirca 1684

Kobe City Museum

Kobe City Museum
24 Kyo-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan

Kawamura Jakuishi (1638-1707), the painter of this hanging scroll, was bone in the Hizen province. He entered the priesthood and moved to Nagasaki to study painting under Itsunen (1601-68), one of the earliest Obaku painter in this port town. Jakushi made various figure paintings and amplify the strong expression that the master had so as to turn it more eccentric.


  • Title: Bodhidharma
  • Creator: Kawamura Jakushi
  • Creator Lifespan: 1638/1707
  • Creator Nationality: Japan
  • Creator Gender: male
  • Date: Circa 1684
  • Physical Dimensions: w35.3 x h90,8 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Color on silk

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