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Yokan Toei ” Circle “
Zen Rinzai. The 501st abbot of Myoshin-Ji. Jikou-Ji, Tokushima. Syofuku-Ji at Kobe, Hyogo.
A circle, all complete like great void, Neither too much nor too little. 78 years old Yokan.
Paper Dimension 35*58.5
Whole Dimension 125*60.3
Horizontal tea ceremony style silk mounting. Sumi ink on paper, fine. Mounting is good.
Pen name: Ishin-ken, Kogetsu. Dharma transmission from Shunso Joshu in Jikou-ji. He practiced Zen under Shunso for more than 20 years. He was the Zen master of Jiko-ji in his age 40 and became the 501st abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1838. He was invited to be the abbot of Shofuku-ji in Kobe in 1841. He rebuilt Shofuku-ji and retired in his age 74 to Jiko-ji.