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"Not Falling" Daruma Dolls
  • Suzuki Shōnen
    born: Kyoto, Japan ; active: Japan
  • "Not Falling" Daruma Dolls, circa 1910, Meiji period (1868–1912)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink, color on paper
  • Object Height/Width: 171 x 384 cm
    Object Height/Width: 67 5/16 x 151 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Friends of the Art Museum
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0054.a
Label Text

Folding screen, left one of a pair. Enlarged face of man (Daruma) covering six panels. Circular forms underneath and to the right of the face. Executed with very bold brushstrokes. Characters and seal at far left.

Calligraphy translation: "Not falling, not falling, drunk but not falling"