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Kasumi Bunshô (1905-1998)
Rinzai Zenga
Ensô: Kôun kaigetsu [no] jô
Signed: Katsuun
Seals: Bunshô Tenkaku & Kunshi ka hachi (top)
Technique: sumi on paper 34,1 x 44,6
Mounting: grey crushed paper and beige paper
lacquered rollers, 124,5 x 46,9
Condition: very good

行雲海月情Kôun kaigetsu [no] jô,
Running clouds over the sea with a clear moon.

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.

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

Price: EUR 800 / USD 928