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Noritani Bunga 法谷文雅, 1931-

Noritani Bunga was a chief priest at Daitoku-ji, Oushun-ji temple. He was born in 1931, and graduated from Hanazono universtity in 1958. He served as Daitokuji congressional deputy in 1998.

Noritani_Bunga_calligraphy (242K) Creator.Personal Name: 法谷文雅, 1931-
Creator.Personal Name: Noritani Bunga, 1931-
Creator.Role: calligrapher
Title: 吾心似秋月*
Description: hanging scroll; ink on paper; cursive script kanji; signed by the artist; three artist's seals; with signed tomobako.
Type: Calligraphy—Japanese.
Type: Scroll (Visual work)—Japanese.
Culture: Japanese.
Style.Period: Modern.
Technique: painting.
Material.Medium: ink.
Material.Support: paper.
Measurements: 13.9 x 66.1 in.
Location.Current Repository: private collection, C. J. Campbell (Chicago, Ill.)
Rights: C. J. Campbell.
Record Type: work.

*Poem by Han Shan 寒山, fl. 9th century:



My mind is like the perfect full moon in Fall,
As reflected in the lake with serenity and clarity,
Nothing can compare with it.
How could I explain it? It is beyond words.
Noritani_Bunga_calligraphy_sig (93K)
Tomobako lid interior:
Noritani_Bunga_calligraphy_tomobako_interior (175K)
Noritani_Bunga_calligraphy_seals (152K)

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