Larger Type
Smaller Type

Search Collections

"Victory breeds hatred, for the vanquished is stricken with suffering; but the tranquil man lives in happiness, disregarding both victory and defeat."--Buddha, The Dhammapada, verse 201. From the series Great Ideas of Eastern Man.

ca. 1961 Matazo Kayama Born: Kyoto, Japan 1927 gouache, metallic gouache, and opaque white on dyed paper mounted on paperboard sheet: 14 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. (37.7 x 26.7 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Container Corporation of America 1984.124.142 Not currently on view


Animal - bird - raven

Landscape - celestial - sun

Landscape - tree

Religion - Buddhism


paint - gouache



About Matazo Kayama

Born: Kyoto, Japan 1927