Japanese scroll painting of skeletons, one dancing and one playing a shamisen. Strewn over the ground are skulls and a giant gourd filled with drink. The calligraphy on the top of the scroll states that even the great sage Boddhidaruma and the beautiful Onna no Komachi are Doitsu Byodo (the same as the rest of us) when their flesh is stripped away. Komachi, known for her musical accomplishments is represented by the shamisen-paying skeleton and the dancing skeleton has hands like Daruma’s fly whisk.
The verse starts and ends with the phrase “tentoryu ryu ten ten ten”. Signed Kodo. Painted in ink on paper.
Dimensions: Total size: 78 1/4″ high x 17 1/2″ wide (19 3/4″ wide including rollers). Size of art: 49″ high x 12 1/2″ wide