Nantenbo ” A circle “

ID 00265

Nantenbo Tosyu Zenchu

1839-1925

Zen Rinzai. The 586th chief abbot of the Myoshin-ji. Kaisei-ji monastery, Nishinomiya. Zuigan-ji, Matsushima.

 

A circle.

I’ll give you this moon if you want. If you can take it, take it.

 

 

Paper Dimension 132*32

Whole Dimension 196*34

 

Sumi ink on paper is fine. Normal-style silk mounting is also good.

 

Price 99,000円

Byakugai-kutsu. Dharma transmission from Razan Genma. He also he practiced Zen under 24 masters in the both of the Inzan and the Takuju school from age of 18 to 30. He became the abbot of Daijo-ji in Tokuyama in 1870. There is a famous story of him making challenges at many monasteries with his Nanten (sacred bamboo) staff. So he was called “Nanten-bo” as his nickname. He founded Tokyo Senbutu-jo monastery sponsored by Tesshu Yamaoka in 1886. He moved to Zuigan-ji in 1892 and was invited to Kaisei-ji in 1903. He was in high spirits to raise Zen and leaded 33 Zen centers all over Japan for 22 years till his passing away.