Eight Daoist Immortals Crossing the Sea
Six-Fold Screen

Companion to Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2000-56-2a--f

Senrei Hata, Japanese, 1864 - 1929

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Taishō Period (1912-1926)

Date:
1915

Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on paper; silver leaf on verso; mounted as one of a pair of six-fold screens

Dimensions:
Each inner panel: 73 x 23 3/4 inches (185.4 x 60.3 cm) Each outer panel: 73 x 24 3/4 inches (185.4 x 62.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2000-56-1a--f

Credit Line:
Bequest of Muriel Shapp, 2000

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Label:
Senrei Hata studied with Suzuki Hyakunen, whose Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion is also in the Museum's collection. Hata was known for his use of Chinese themes, such as the eight Daoist immortals he depicted on this pair of screens (see link above). In this popular tale, each of the eight immortals eagerly shows his magic power by using different means to cross the sea. A pine tree, a tortoise, and a crane--traditional Chinese symbols of long life--are depicted with the immortals.