Wind God and Thunder God


Wind God and Thunder God

Paintings / Edo

By Ogata Korin (1658-1716) and Sakai Hoitsu (1761-1829)

Edo period, 18th-19th century

Color on gold-leafed paper



Important Cultural P

In this work the wind god races across the sky, while the thunder god creates thunderclaps. In Buddhism, these two gods have the roles of ruling the wind and rain to protect Buddhism. On the left and right screens, the gazes of the two gods are placed contrastively so that they cross. This intellectual composition clearly displays a characteristic of Korin’s paintings.(120102_h07_新春特別公開)

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