Zen Word

[ Zen Phrase ] Drawn by Chief Priest of Buddhism
Reference Number
" Zen Phrase "
Chief Priest of Shingon-Shu Sect, Mori Kansho (1899 - 1994)

Kansho was born in Ehime Prefecture in the 32nd year of the Meiji era.
He graduated from the Tantric Buddhism school of the Koyasan University in 1930.
In 1942, he became the chief priest of the Fuken-In Temple in Osaka.
In 1980, Kansho became the 406th chief priest of the Kongo-Buji Temple, the headquarter temple of the Shingon-Shu Sect of Buddhism.
Later, he was ordained as Kancho (=Head abbot of a sect).
He also studied Haiku poem under Takahama Kyoshi.
Kansho passed away in the 6th year of the Heisei era at the age of 96.

Signature & Seal
Part of Writing
Japanese Paper, 124 x 29.5 cm ( 48.8 x 11.6 inches )
Silk, 199 x 33.5 cm ( 78.3 x 13.2 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood (Lacquered)
Wood Box

This scroll was drawn in 1987 or 1988 when Kansho was 88 years old.
There are few spots.
So, the condition of this scroll is very good.
A Zen phrase in one line is drawn in good form by the 406th chief abbot of the Shingon-Shu Sect. The phrase in literal translation is that "Everyday is a good day". Though, the paraphrase (free translation) is that " Clear the mind of stuffs, simply accept what happened today and enjoy today."

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Zen Idiom drawn with Japanese Brush
Shodo Kanji Calligraphy
Rakkan Signature Stamps of Mori Kansho
Signature & Stamps
Lacquered Roller Rod
Roller End
In Kakemono Special Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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