Japanese Hanging Scroll Calligraphy Ray Sanyo, Edo Period
Rai San'yō (Japanese: 頼 山陽; 21 January 1780 -16 October 1832) was a Japanese Confucianist philosopher, historian, artist, calligrapher and poet of the Edo period.
Sanyo was born in Osaka in 1780 before moving with his parents to Hiroshima the next year after his father Shunsui was appointed Confucian scholar for the school the Hiroshima Domain founded.
Rai Sanyo turned out to be a spiritual leader during the late Edo period, the last Samurai age. His historic writings are said to have inspired young Samurais who had not been satisfied with their national polity. His writings showed them what their nation should be like and what type of nation they should aspire for. In the several decades after his death they achieved the Meiji Restoration, which ended the age of Samurais and restored imperial rule to Japan in 1868.
Size: 44cm wide, 200cm high
Roller ends: Wood
Condition: Antique items may have creases, stains or damage so please see photos.