Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper
83.2 x 21.7 cm (32 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.)
Chapter 21 of Kairoku [Ch. Hailu]
/ In Auspicious Signs by the author Sun, it says, “When the Yellow Emperor arrived at the shore of the Eastern Sea during his inspections and hunting tour, the White Beast appeared. It could take and commune with myriad creatures in the world. It bewildered people, which made it a pest at the time. It appeared with the rise of virtuous sage-kings. The White Beast, which fends off evil spirits, is an auspicious sign between heaven and earth.” / In Chapter 29 is a picture of the White Beast fending off evil spirits.
Painted by Toyonohu