Syaku Souen ” Innocent cloud comes out from the mountain cave “
Zen Rinzai. The 207th abbot of Engaku-ji. The former Zen master of Engaku-ji monastery.
” Innocent cloud comes out from the mountain cave ” Kogaku.
Paper Dimension 122*35.4
Whole Dimension 189*56.2
Vertical normal style silk mounting. Sumi ink on silk, fine. Mounting good.
Pen name: Ryoga-kutsu, Shoshishi, Fukao-shi, Sessan-doji. Dharma transmission from Kosen So’on. He was ordained as a Rinzai Zen monk by Ekkei Shuken in Myoshin-ji monastery and also practiced Zen under Gisan Zenrai. He went to Ceylon to study Buddhism in 1887. He became the chief abbot and the Zen master of Enkaku-ji in1892. He attended The World Religion Conference in Chicago USA in 1893. He was well known as the master of D.T. Suzuki and created the foundation for the introduction of Zen abroad.