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Kozuka with Daruma
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Kozuka with Daruma

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Daruma (Sk. Bodhidharma) was an Indian Buddhist who lived in the 6th century. He is recognized as the founder of Zen Buddhism. Legends claim that he traveled to China and Japan. Here he is shown standing on a reed, which he used to cross the ocean from China to Japan. The artist's signature and seal are on the reverse.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions {Signature] On kozuka: 岩本昆寛; [Translation] Iwamoto Konkan
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1744-1801 (Edo)
shibuichi, gold
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm) (l.)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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