ID No: 12071
Name: Gisan Zenrai
Birth and Death: 1802-1878
Section: Zen. Rinzai
Temple: The Myoshin-ji branch. The 523th abbot of Myoshin-ji. Sogen-ji in Okayama. The founder of Nanshu-ji in Sakai, Osaka and Daitoku-ji monastery.
Text: A circle, Tossai tossai ( words of encouragement ) by Boncho.
Style: Horizontal silk mounting. Tea ceremony style.
Condition: Paper fine. Mounting good.
Whole dimension: 120*42.5 Paper dimension: 30*41
Honorific name: Bukkoku-Koryu Zenji. Pen name: Boncho, Seigo-ken. Dharma transmission from Taigen Shigen. He founded Nanshu-ji monastery by the request of the Daitoku-ji branch in 1866, then also founded Daitoku-ji monastery in the sub-temple of Daitoku-ji-ji in 1872. He brought up many outstanding Dharma heirs, Ekkei Shuken in Myoshin-ji, Tekisui Giboku in Tenryu-ji, Kosen So’on in Enkaku-ji, Koju Sotaku and Bokuju Soju in Daitoku-ji branches.