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Fukurokuju Lucky Deity

[ Fukurokuju Divinity ] One of the Seven Shichifukujin Gods
Reference Number
" Fukurokuju Lucky God "
Munakata Gekkai (1836 - 1904 or 1905)

Gekkai was born in 1836 as a son of Samurai of Hirosaki Domain (located in present Aomori Prefecture).
His real given name was Kumataro.
Gekkai was upper-class Samurai that received 200 Koku of rice as annual salary.
He flourished as an official painter of Hirosaki-Han (domain).
When the Meiji Restoration in 1868, he commanded an army of the domain.
Gekkai deceased in the 37th or 38th year of the Meiji era.

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Silk, 127 x 42 cm ( 50 x 16.5 inches )
Silk, 206 x 55 cm ( 81 x 21.7 inches )
Roller End Material
Ivory or Antler (Lacquered & Gouged)
Wood Box

The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was painted years ago.
There are folds and spots to some extent on the mounting.
Some spots and creases are recognized on the drawing part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is so-so.
Although, the Fukurokuju God (Shichifukujin, One of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune), a child and Matsu pine tree are painted animatedly in the old Japanese painting style.

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Shichifukujin Divinity
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Munakata Gekkai
Signature & Seals
Matsu Japanese Pine Tree and Needles
Fukurokujyu God and Child
Fukurokujyu Divinity
Roller End made of Bone Material
Roller End
In Kakemono Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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