Sessen Doji Offering His Life to an Ogre by Soga Shōhaku (1764) : Historic Handmade Art Reimagined Series


The title of the original painting, Sessen Doji (雪山童子), is a name of Shakyamuni in his previous life when he was training in a snow mountain (雪山). It is based on a story of Buddha’s previous life in which he was taught the teachings of Buddha instead of giving himself to an ogre. It is estimated to have been painted by Soga Shōhaku (1730–1781), in 1764.

The vivid contrast between the primary colors of the Doji’s robe (red) and the ogre’s body (blue) against a dull green background is magnificent. This open edition inkjet print is printed on heavy, fine art inkjet paper.

Part of our series of Historic Art Reimagined print series where we take historic work in the public domain, and edition them as fine, contemporary prints.


Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 18 × 24 × 2 in

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