Benjo Shokaku”Painting of Bodhidharma”
The Soto sect. The 4th abbot of Taisei-in , Fukui. The 11th abbot of Enko-ji, Shimane.
達磨図自画賛 聖諦廓然 箭西天を過ぎる 一葦航海 脚跟絶遄 咦 梁書を顧視するが如し 少林九歳を恨む 己卯（1759）秋 便成自図并拜賛
Painting of Bodhidharma. Like the sky clearing into solid color. One arrow has flown over the western sky. He crossed the river by a reed. He never left his footprints. He seemed to look back books in Southern Liang Dynasty. We feel bitter about his facing wall for 6 years. Painted and text added by Benjo at the autumn day in 1759
Paper Dimension 80.9*25
Whole dimension 160.2*35.4
Normal style silk mounting. Sumi ink on paper, a little rough, but restored. Mounting, good.