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Nachi Waterfall

  • Japan Kamakura period, 13th-14th centuries
  • Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
  • h: 160.7cm w: 58.8cm
  • [10001]

This depiction of the Shinto deified Nachi Waterfall is a famous example of so-called suijaku syncretic Shinto-Buddhist painting. The painting also provides important information for research on various aspects of landscape paintings, such as the Chinese Song and Yuan dynasty painting influence seen in the use of ink and gold paint to depict the irregularities of the rocky cliff faces.

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