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Shizan Eon (1859-1959)
Zenga
Ensô: Ika korekore, All there is, is!
Signed: Kan’un Kyujûnana (97)
Seals: Kan’un shitsu, Shizan & unread (.. .. kan) (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 25,8 x 47,1
Date: 1956
Mounting: brown purple decorated paper and green paper
black lacquered rollers, 112 x 50,2
Condition: lightly soiled, otherwise good

The inscription reads: 如是々
Ika korekore, All there is, is!

Shizan became kanchô (head priest) of Hôkôji at Shizuoka in 1927.

'Shizan was an activist Zen master who established orphanages as well as meditation halls. During the latter part of his long life, Shizan never handled money even when he traveled, relying instead on the natural charity of human beings to get by. Shizan produced Zen art until his death at age one hundred ' (Stevens)
He is considered to be one of the greatest calligraphers of his time.

Reference:
Stevens '90 # 16
Moog p. 412

Availability: On Request