This silk tapestry uchishiki designed for a Buddhist altar depicts the theme "Seven Sages in the Bamboo Grove," a tale rooted in Chinese and Japanese art. These sages, steeped in both fact and legend, were Taoists believed to possess supernatural abilities. Despite being a Taoist theme, its presence on a Buddhist altar cloth might reflect Japan's blending of Buddhism, Taoism, and Shintoism. In fair condition, it shows areas of damage in the black portions, likely due to the mordant used. Measuring 25 inches (63.5 cm) along each side, it stands as a unique testament to the intertwining of these spiritual traditions.