Yamamoto Genpo ” There’s  good things and bad things…”

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Yamamoto Genpo


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.

Paulownia box


Price 120,000JPY

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.

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