ID No: 12198
Name: Tengen Chiben
Birth and Death: 1737-1805
Section: Zen. Rinzai
Temple: The Myoshin-ji branch. Onsen-ji in Nagano. Refounder of Enzan Kogaku-ji in Yamanashi. Zen master of Nanzen-ji monastery.
Text: “Endurance” is no less important than the religious precepts and asceticism. Gako.
Style: Vertical paper mounting. Normal style.
Condition: Paper faded ,Mounting slightly rough.
Whole dimension: 164*48.7 Paper dimension: 93*40.2
Pen name: Kyuko-shitsu. He also called himself Gako from the Suwako lake he lived close to. Dharma transmission from Daikyu Ebo who was the Dharma heir of Hakuin. He was the abbot of Onsen-ji in Suwa, Nagano for 27 years. He was asked to be Zen master of Nanzen-ji monastery for a while in 1801. He retired to Enzan Kogaku-ji in 1804 and made an effort to refound. The master of Gan’nou Zentei. Zen master with a talent for calligraphy and painting.