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Clear, Empty and Bright
  • Maki Ryōkō
    born: Maki, Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Clear, Empty and Bright, early 1800s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Gift from the Shoka Collection
  • Not on display
  • 1988.0071
Label Text

Calligraphy reads: "Leaning on the table with the frangrance of one stick of incense, My spirit becomes clear, empty and bright."