K184 Zen Fuji by Daikaku Seppō 大覚雪峰

A towering jewel of a mountain, a thousand leagues high;
The rising sun is a harbor of good fortune for 10,000 generations.

Inscribed and painted by Seppō.

雪峰画賛
福日照萬才
山富千尋玉
Daikaku Seppō (大覚雪峰, ?-1761)
K184 hanging scroll, sumi on paper 30.2 cm × 56.9 cm.

 

This Zenga, like that of Sengai, shows the rising sun over Fuji’s slope. The high mountain is a solid as can be, seemingly unchanged for thousands of years. The sun rises and sets every day, as it has for countless generations, bringing us the light of life.