ID No: 11799
Name: Yamada Mumon
Birth and Death: 1900-1988
Section: Zen. Rinzai
Temple; The Myoshin-ji branch. The 639th abbot of Myoshin-ji, and chief abbot of the Myoshin-ji branch. The late Zen master of Shofuku-ji monastery, Kobe. The late president of Hanazono University.
Text: to be clear understanding
Style: Vertical silk mounting. Normal style.
Condition: Paper, Mounting Fine.
Whole Dimension: 195.4*45.4
Paper Dimension: 126.7*33.5
Pen name: Pen name: Tsusen-to, Gaga-sanjin. Dharma transmission from (Seki) Seisetsu Genjo. He also practiced Buddhism under Ekai Kawaguchi who was the first Japanese to enter Tibet in 1900. He entered the Tenryu-ji monastery in 1929 and practiced Zen under Seisetsu Genjo for many years. He became the abbot of Reiun-in which is one of the 4 main sub-temples of Myoshin-ji in 1949. After then he became the president of Hanazono College and established the Institute of Zen Culture. He was invited to be the Zen master of Shofuku-ji monastery in Kobe in 1953. He was selected the chief abbot of Myoshin-ji in 1978 for 4 years. He was call one of the Zen masters of great learning and virtue in the contemporary Japan.