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Ensō hana ari tsuki ari
  • Fukushima Keidō
    born: Kobe, Japan ; died: Kurashiki, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ensō hana ari tsuki ari, 1998
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper
  • Object Height/Width: 136 x 34.8 cm
    Object Height/Width: 53 9/16 x 13 11/16 in
  • Gift of Reverand Fukushima Keido
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0003
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

An ensō is brushed at the top of the scroll and beneath it are the five characters that make up the text of this calligraphy. The calligraphy is written in a semi-cursive script.

Translation: There are no flowers, moon and pavilions.