7188 A paper kakemono (hanging scroll) painted in ink with a skull and grasses. The subject matter is known as nozarashi meaning to leave a corpse unburied in a natural setting. This was a common practise in Japan until the end of Edo period (1615-1868) and is especially true for pilgrims who die whilst on the road.
Signed: Shun (indecipherable) Dokuro
Seal: Hakuun Shinsho
Japan 19th century Edo period
Scroll: H. 80¼” x W. 35¼” (203.5cm x 89.5cm)
Painting: H. 54¾” x W. 26¾” (138.5cm x 67.5cm)