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Yamada Mumon ” Long live the Emperor.. “
ID No 12260
Zen Rinzai. The 639th abbot of Myoshin-Ji. Zen master of Syofuku-Ji at Hyogo.
” Long live the Emperor ” echoing in the mountain. ( literal translation )
※Paulownia box with self certification
Paper Dimension 42.3*52.3
Whole Dimension 122.5*54.5
Horizontal 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.