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Yamada Mumon ” A circle “
The Myoshin-ji branch. The 639th abbot of Myoshin-ji, and chief abbot of the Myoshin-ji branch. The late Zen master of Shofuku-ji monastery, Kobe. The late president of Hanazono University.
A circle.Each one has already completed it.
Paper Dimension 42*52
Whole Dimension 130.7*54.5
Vertical tea ceremony style silk mounting. 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.