Zen calligraphy, 13th century, Japan
Painting, hanging scroll. Skeletons dancing; one skeleton seated and playing shamisen beneath broken paper; other skeletons, some with bamboo swords at their sides, others with towels bound around their foreheads, enjoying music and dancing. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed.
Painted on silk by Kawanabe Kyosai
Source; British Museum