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Category: Beautiful Asian Women, Tough Chinese Warriors
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Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River
Wall Scroll

Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River - Wall Scroll

Approximate Measurements

Painting: 65.8cm x 132.5cm  ≈  26" x 52¼"

Silk Scroll: 74.8cm x 189cm  ≈  29½" x 74½"

Width at Wooden Knobs: 83.8cm  ≈  33"

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Da Mo / Bodhidharma Crosses the River

Da Mo / Bodhidharma / Buddha Crosses the River - Wall Scroll close up view

Close up view of the artwork mounted to this silk brocade wall scroll

This wall scroll features Da Mo crossing a river (he may floating across the river on a reed - a special power that the legendary Damo possesses.

It's generally believed that Da Mo (or Dharma) directly went on to establish "Chan Buddhism" in China. When this form of Buddhism hit Japan, it became known as Zen Buddhism (Chan is the Chinese pronunciation of the same Kanji character known as Zen in Japan).

More Zen and other Buddhism terms

This part is going to confuse you, as this man is sometimes portrayed as being Persian, Indian, or Chinese. And he has been given many names such as Bodhidharma or simply Dharma. He has a name in virtually every language. Here are a few of them:

In Chinese, his name is 達摩. This is sometimes Romanized as Da Mo, Damo, Tamo, or the full name Putidamo or Putitamo.
His Name in Japanese is "Daruma" which is probably meant to sound like "Dharma" as in "Bodhi-Dharma".
In Korean he is Boridalma.
Vietnamese: Bồ-đề-đạt-ma.

If you want to know more about Bodhidharma / Da Mo you can probably do a terrific Bodhidharma Google search.

About the Art...

This is a very detailed painting that is mounted to a silk wall scroll. A lot of work went into this. It actually takes the artist almost a full day to complete.

You won't be disappointed if you become the owner of this work of art. I guarantee it personally or your money back.

About the Artist...

We're still working on a translation of the artist information for this artwork.

This item was listed or modified
Dec 30th, 2012

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Are you SURE?

You can search long and hard, in every drugstore and sundries market in China, and you will not find underarm deodorant for sale anywhere.
After traveling all over China, I know this to be true everywhere in China except Hong Kong.

If you ask a Chinese person why there is no deodorant for sale, they will tell you plainly, "Chinese people do not smell bad".

My reply is, "Have you never been on a crowded bus in the summer?"

Typical Gallery Price: $200.00