Hanging calligraphy scroll titled "As Swift as the Wind." The calligraphy is black against a white background and is mounted on a green and gold brocade.
The scroll reads:
"As swift as the wind
As quiet as the forest
As piercing as fire
As steady as the Mountain"
This is a famous saying by Shingen Takeda describing his strategy. Takeda was a warrior born in the Kai province with his original name being Taro. Shingen engaged in a series of battles in an effort to unify the feudal lords at Kyoto.
Silk and Ink
211 cm x 66.5 cm
Mike Mansfield Collections, Mss 65, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
University of Montana-- Missoula. Mansfield Library
Image credit: Micaela Connolly, University of Montana
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