Ashikaga Shizan ” Bodhidharma “

ID 12352

Ashikaga Shizan

1859-1959

Zen Rinzai. The 593th abbot of Myoshin-Ji. The 526th abbot of Hoko-Ji. Manjyu-Ji, Oita.

 

Bodhidharma, I’m watching the tree at the North of Wei river in spring. You are watching the clouds of nightfall at the JiangDong ( to think of the friend in the far distance ). Myoshin Shizan.

 

Paper Dimension 131*38.5

Whole Dimension 198*51.5

Vertical normal style silk mounting. Sumi ink on paper fine. Mounting good.

Paulownia box

 

Price 100,000円

 

Pen name: Mui-shitsu, Kan’un-shitsu in his The later years. Dharma transmission from Dokuon Ogino. He also practiced Zen under Tairyu Bun’I in Shogen-ji. He became the abbot of Manju-ji in 1895 and established the monastery. He was invited to be the chief abbot of the Hoko-ji branch in 1927. He retired from Hoko-ji in 1946 but was selected again in 1951 and remained there up to his death. His calligraphy was considered to be some of the greatest of all time. He lived to be 101 years old.

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