Sozan Genkyo

ID No: 11777

Name: Sozan Genkyou

Birth and Death: 1799-1868

Section: Zen. Rinzai

 

Temple:The Myoshin-ji branch. The 535th abbot of Myoshin-ji. The founder of Tokugen-ji monastery in Nagoya. Enpuku-ji, Kyoto. Kensho-ji, Kumamoto.

 

 

 

Text: Painting Daikoku ( Mahakala ) washing the gems.  When you see Daikoku washing his own nature ( = gems ), remember you also have to clean up your nature, Sozan painting. 

 

Style: Horizon silk mounting. Tea ceremony style.

Condition: Paper rough slightly. Mounting good.

Whole dimension: 115*53   Paper dimension: 29*50.7

Box: Paulownia

 

Price: ¥140,000

 

Honorific name: Shinki Myoyu Zenji. Pen name: Gao-ken, Goga-shitsu. Dharma transmission from Takuju Kosen. He also practiced Zen under Shuntaku, Gyokkan and Gessan. He became the Zen master of Kensho-ji in 1851. He moved to Enpuku-ji. He founded Tokugenji-monastery and to be the Zen master in 1862. He raised many outstanding disciples.