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Kanzan and Jittoku (Scroll and Broom)
  • Sōhan Genpō (Shōun), calligrapher
    born: Komatsu, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan ; active: Japan
    Mutei Mutei, painter
    born: Ama district, Aichi prefecture, Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kanzan and Jittoku (Scroll and Broom)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • ink on paper (with box)
  • Mount Dimensions: 193.8 x 39.4 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 76 5/16 x 15 1/2 in
  • Gift of Jay Gates, Director, Spencer Museum of Art, 1984–1987
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0596

The scroll shows a broom and a scroll, which respectively symbolize Zen lunatics, Kanzan and Jittoku. They are rendered in bold, swift brushstrokes.