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Yamada Mumon ” Nianfo Amitabha Tathagata “
ID No 10290
Zen Rinzai. The 639th abbot of Myoshin-Ji. Zen master of Syofuku-Ji at Hyogo.
Nianfo ” Na mu a mi da bu tsu ” ( 南無阿弥陀仏；Amitabha Tathagata)
※paulownia box with self certification ” 6 words nianfo, Hanazono Tashitsu “
Paper Dimension 130.5*41.5
Whole Dimension 196.5*56.2
Vertical silk mounting, normal style. Sumi ink on paper fine. Mounting good.
Pen name: Tsusen-to, Gaga-sanjin. Dharma transmission from (Seki) Seisetsu Genjo. He also practiced Buddhism under Ekai Kawaguchi who was the first Japanese to enter Tibet in 1900. He entered the Tenryu-ji monastery in 1929 and practiced Zen under Seisetsu Genjo for many years. He became the abbot of Reiun-in which is one of the 4 main sub-temples of Myoshin-ji in 1949. After then he became the president of Hanazono College and established the Institute of Zen Culture. He was invited to be the Zen master of Shofuku-ji monastery in Kobe in 1953. He was selected the chief abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1978 for 4 years. He was call one of the Zen masters of great learning and virtue in the contemporary Japan.