Kanji Poem in Shikishi

[ Kanji Poem ] Written by High-Ranked Buddhistic Monk
Reference Number
" Kanji Poem "
Goyo Gukei (1859 - 1944)

Buddhist priest of the Myoshin-Ji School of the Rinzai-Shu Sect of Zen Buddhism.
Gukei was born in Nankaibu County of Buzen Province (present Oita Prefecture) at the end of the Samurai period.
At 7 years old, he entered a Buddhist monastery at the Gansho-Ji Temple in Buzen.
In the 5th year of the Meiji era (1873), Gukei went to Uwajima in Shikoku Island and became a disciple of Sekiseki Tokoku old master.
In the 25th year of the Meiji era (1892), Gukei started living at the Saiko-Ji Temple in Uwajima.
In the 13th year of the Taisho era (1924), he became the 551st chief priest of the Myoshin-Ji Temple in Kyoto and also became the minister (Kancho) of the Myoshin-Ji School.
After he resigned from the position, he moved to the Shoryu-Ji Temple in Hyogo Prefecture.
He deceased in the 19th year of the Showa era (1944) at the age of 86.

Signature & Seal
Shikishi Paperboard, 21.2 x 18.2 cm ( 8.3 x 7.2 inches )
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The condition of this Shikishi (square piece of paperboard for writing poems or painting pictures) is not bad.
A Kanji poem by Goyo Gukei, high-ranked Zen Buddhist priest, is drawn in good running form using Japanese brush and black Sumi ink.

Kanji Drawing by High-ranked Buddhistic Priest
Shikishi, Square Piece of Gold Paperboard
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