Yamamoto Genpo ” There’s good things and bad things…”
Zen Rinzai. The 632th abbot of Myoshin-ji. The former Zen master of Ryutaku-ji.
人事有憂楽 山光無古今 般若
There’s good things and bad things in human life but the beauty of nature is unchangeable. Han’nya.
Paper Dimension 126*29.5
Whole Dimension 197*42.5
Normal style silk mounting, good. Sumi ink on paper, fine.
Pen name: Han’nya-kutsu. Dharma transmission from Genpo Sohan, Enpuku-ji. He had trouble with his eyes in his youth and so made a pilgrimage round the 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku 7 times. On the way, he was saved by Taigen in Sekkei-ji and was ordained as a Rinzai Zen monk at the age of 25. He became the abbot of Ryutaku-ji in 1916. He made an effort to reconstruct Shoju-an Iiyama, Shoin-ji Hara and Zuisen-ji monastery. He founded Ryutaku-ji monastery in 1941and was selected to become the chief abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1947. He retired and handed over to Soen Nakagawa in 1951.