Idiom by High-ranked Buddhistic Priest

  • [ Four-chracter Idiom ] by High-Ranked Buddhist Priest
    • Reference NumberSP-70298
    • Title" Carelessness can be very Dangerous "
    • ArtistKeiso Sojun (? - 1908)

      Zen Buddhist priest belonged to the Daitoku-Ji school of the Rinzai-Shu Sect of Zen Buddhism.
      The 479th cheif abbot of the Daitoku-Ji Headquarter Temple in Kyoto.
      After leaving that position, Sojun became the chief priest of the Tokai-Ji Temple in Tokyo.
      He deceased on April 15 of the 41st year of the Meiji era.

    • Signature & SealYes
    • Part of DrawingJapanese Paper, 105 x 28.5 cm ( 41.3 x 11.2 inches )
    • MountingSilk, 196 x 42 cm ( 77.2 x 16.5 inches )
    • Roller End MaterialAntler
    • BoxShikibako Wood Box with Certification
    • Description

      The scroll is slightly foxed overall as it was drawn years ago.
      There are some faint spots and folds on the drawing part.
      Although, the condition of this scroll is not bad.
      A four-character Kanji idiom is drawn powerfully using Japanese Fude brush and black Sumi ink.
      The idiom means that "Overconfidence can be very dangerous".
      This calligraphy was done when Sojun was serving as the chief priest of the Tokai-Ji Temple.
      The endorsement written by Shino Chikuin on the lid of wooden box proves the drawing was certainly done by Keiso Sojun.
      However, the personal history of Shino Chikuin is unspecified at all.

    • Price USD 298
  • Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Keisou Soujun
    Signature & Seals
    (Rakkan)
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  • Kakemono End made of Staghorn (Antler)
    Roller End
  • Shikibako Wooden Box
    In Shikibako Wooden Box
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