Yamada Mumon “Respect the Buddha and love others”

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Yamada Mumon


Zen Rinzai. The 639th chief abbot of the Myoshin-Ji. The Zen master of Syofuku-Ji monastery.


“Respect the Buddha and love others”

Paulownia box with autograph by himself.



Paper Dimension 43.5*64

Whole Dimension 138*66.5


Tea ceremony-style silk mounting is fine.

Sumi ink on paper is also fine.


Price 60,000JPY

Pen name: Tsusen-to, Gaga-sanjin. Dharma transmission from Seki Seisetsu. He also practiced Buddhism under Ekai Kawaguchi who was the first Japanese to enter Tibet in 1900. He entered Tenryu-ji monastery in 1929 and practiced Zen under Seisetsu for many years. After then he became the abbot of Reiun-in which is one of the 4 main sub-temples of Myoshin-ji in 1949. While that tenure, 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 as the chief abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1978 for 4 years. He was called one of the Zen masters of great learning and virtue in contemporary Japan.