Daruma drawn by Buddhist Monk

[ Daruma ] drawn by Buddhist Priest of Ginkaku-Ji Temple in 1925
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" Daruma " by Chief Priest of Ginkaku-Ji Temple in 1925
Daruma : Sengetsu, chief priest of Ginkaku-Ji Temple
San Kanji Writing : Hohkoh, Zen master priest of Kinkaku-Ji Temple
Signature & Seal
Part of Painting
Japanese Paper, 133 x 32.5 cm ( 52.4 x 12.8 inches )
Silk, 206 x 45 cm ( 81 x 17.7 inches )
Roller End Material
Ebony Wood
Tomobako Original Wood Box

This scroll was drawn in June of 1925.
It is rather long scroll.
There are a little noticeable spots to some extent on the drawing part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
Daruma (Bodhidharma) was drawn artistically by Sengetsu, chief priest of the Ginkaku-Ji (Jisho-Ji) Temple.
The San Kanji writing at the top was done by Hohkoh, Zen Buddhistic master priest of the Kinkaku-Ji (Rokuon-Ji) Temple.
The Ginkaku-Ji and Kinkaku-Ji are most famous temples in Japan.
The both were founded in Kyoto by Ashikaga Shoguns in the Muromachi period.
Bodhidharma is regarded as the patriarch of Zen Buddhism in China.
He is said to have come from India and lived in a cave nearby the Shaolin Temple where he faced a wall in meditation for nine years.

San Kanji Writing by Zen Buddhist Monk of Kinkaku-Ji Temple
Roller End made of Ebony Wood
Roller End
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Sengetsu
Signature & Seals
Hakogaki Endorsement
Hakogaki Endorsement
In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
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