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Culture: Japanese
Title: Daruma
Medium: Hanging scroll: ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 16 5/8 x 18 inches (42.2 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the Membership Purchase Fund
Object Number: 79.020.005
Label Text: The main subject for Zen monk-painters is Daruma (Bodhidharma), the founder of Zen Buddhism. One of Daruma's famous sayings works in tandem with the simple, bold image of the meditating patriarch to convey the fundamental message of Zen:

Pointing directly to the human heart:
See your own nature and become Buddha!

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