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Kasumi Bunshô (1905-1998)
Zenga
Ensô: Ryû - Dragon, (Enlightenment)
Signed: * The president etc.
Seals: Bunshô, Tenkaku & Shunsui rokutaku ni mitsu
Technique: sumi on paper 56,8 x 56,8
Date: 1992
Mounting: pink damask and cream silk
composite rollers, 145 x 70,8
Condition: fine

* The president of the all Nippon Buddhism association Head of the Myôshin at the age of 88 years
Zen Nippon bukkyo kaikaichô Myôshin kanchô ji shunken beiju

Kasumi Bunshô, the 642nd abbot of Myôshin-ji, became a priest in 1921, but he only started his Zen training at Enpuku-ji temple at Yawata in 1933. In 1943 he became abbot at the Kaisei-ji temple in Nishomiya, the same temple where Nantembô and Deiryû resided before him. In 1949 he started his own dôjô, training hall, there and became shike, Zen master. In 1990 he was recommended to be 29th Kanchô, Chief Abbot, of the Myôshin sect at Myôshin-ji, again following in the footsteps of Nantembô and Deiryû. In 1994 he retired.

Reference:
Welch p.160
Dujin pp. 45-48, 86
Moog p. 32-33

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