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Takeda Ekishû (Sôshin) (1896-1989)
Waterfall landscape. The spirit shines brightly over one hundred feet
Signed: Ekishû
Seals: Ekishû, Nyoze (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 59,2 x 31,6
Date: 1968
Mounting: white crushed paper and green paper
lacquered rollers, 138 x 33,6
Box: signed
Condition: fine

The inscription reads: 百尺照心明 録李白之句 Hyakushaku shôshin mei, Rokurihaku no ku -
“The spirit shines brightly over one hundred feet”, from a poem by the Chinese poet Li Bai (701 – 762)

Ekishû Takeda was a a pupil of Eisen Ejun (1878-1945). He became abbot of Daisen-in, a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji and, subsequently, 445th abbot of the Kennin-ji, and from 1945 until his retirement in 1980 seventh head, Kanchô, of the Kennin-ji sect. The Kennin-ji enjoys special honour as the oldest temple in Kyoto.

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