Daikaku Seppou ” A Stuff “
Zen Soto. Eigan-Ji, Miyagi. The 24th abbot of Ryuuge-In at Ueno, Tokyo.
A Stuff, If you know the stuff the work of your whole life’s is complete.( Blue Cliff Record )
Paper Dimension 112.3*25.4
Whole Dimension 186.5*27.8
Vertical normal silk mounting. Sumi Ink on paper Fine. Mounting good.
Dharma transmission from Hyakujun Goyu. He is very famous as ‘Datsue-Seppou’, meaning not to put on his priest’s robe. Mokuzan, the abbot of Tosho-ji in Chiba Prefecture and Daikaku Seppou lost their case in the Shogunate court and were under sentence of the exile with taking up their piest’s robes.But an officer took pity on them and handed their robes secretly. Mokusan received with gratitude, but Seppou refused to receive flinging away with no robe. He was unflinching courage and a man of decision.