Yamada Mumon ” Long live the Emperor.. “

ID No 12260

Yamada Mumon


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.

Paulownia box


Price 70,000JPY


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.

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