Tengen Chiben ” Bodhidharma “

ID No 12220

Tengen Chiben


Zen Rinzai. Onsen-Ji, Nagano. Master of Nanzen-ji monastary. The re-founder of Kougaku-Ji.


Bodhidharma, One flower opens it’s five petals, It naturally grows into fruits.  Gako write a caption respectfully. 


Paper dimansion 130*52

Whole dimension 190.4*56.4

Sumi ink on paper, fading and natural aging. Mounting good.

Paulownia box.


Price 120,000JPY


Pen name: Kyuko-shitsu. He also called himself Gako from the Suwako lake he lived close to. Dharma transmission from Daikyu Ebo who was the Dharma heir of Hakuin. He was the abbot of Onsen-ji in Suwa, Nagano for 27 years. He was asked to be Zen master of Nanzen-ji monastery for a while in 1801. He retired to Enzan Kogaku-ji in 1804 and made an effort to refound. The master of Gan’nou Zentei. Zen master with a talent for calligraphy and painting.