Ashikaga Shizan ” Time passes peacefully in the pot “

ID  00094

Ashikaga Shizan

1859-1959

Zen Rinzai. The 593rd chief abbot of Myoshin-ji and the 526th chief abbot of Hoko-ji. The Zen master of Manjyu-ji monastery.

 

Time passes peacefully in the pot. kan’un 82 years old.

 

Pulownia box with self-certification.

 

Paper Dimension 130*28.4

Whole Dimension 200*30.5

Sumi ink on Paper. Normal style paper mounting. Both are so good.

Paulownia box

 

Prince 70,000JPY

Honorific name Muishitsu, Kanun shitsu. He was born in Ichinomiya, Aichi prefecture. He was ordained under Yorei who as abott of Seiken-ji in Shizuoka. Then he studied under Zen master Tairyu in Syogen-ji monastery in Gifu. He moved to Syokoku-ji in kyoto upon Tairyu’s death and continue to study under Zen master Ogino Dokuon. After many years of hard work, eventually, he was transmitted dharma from Ogino Dokuon. At 36 years old, he settled in Manjyu-ji in Oita. He founded a monastery and nursery school there. In 1927, he received the invitation to position as a chief abbot in Hoko-ji monastery and moved to there. In 1946, he retired from Hokoji Temple and returned to Oita, but in 1951, he became the chief abbot of the Hoko-ji School again, a position he held until his death in 1959. He died 101 yeras old. His calligraphy of his later years has been praised as exquisite.