Zen Rinzai. The chief abbot of the Myoushin-ji. The zen master of the Syofuku-ji monastery at Kobe.
Paper Dimension 40*57
Whole Dimension 130*59.5
Paulownia box with his certification.
Sumi ink on paper and tea ceremony-style silk mounting. Both are very fine.
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.