Idiom in Japanese Shodo

[ Four-chracter Idiom ] by High-Ranked Buddhist Priest
Reference Number
" Carelessness can be very Dangerous "
Keiso 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 & Seal
Part of Drawing
Japanese Paper, 105 x 28.5 cm ( 41.3 x 11.2 inches )
Silk, 196 x 42 cm ( 77.2 x 16.5 inches )
Roller End Material
Shikibako Wood Box with Certification

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.

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Signature & Seals
Kakemono End made of Staghorn (Antler)
Roller End
Shikibako Wooden Box
In Shikibako Wooden Box
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