Namu Amida Buddha, with Certificate

[ Namu Amida Buddha ] 1939 with Genuine Writing Certificates
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" Namu Amida Buddha " 1939 with Genuine Writing Certificates
Seki Seisetsu (1877 - 1945)

Buddhist priest belonged to the Rinzai-Shu Sect of Zen Buddhism.
Seisetsu was born in Hyogo Prefecture on January 18 of the 10th year of the Meiji era (1877).
In 1900, he became the chief priest of the Tenrin-Ji Temple in Hyogo.
He pursued Zen spiritual practices under Hashimoto Gazan and Takagi Ryuen, then, Seisetsu received an Inka (high-level certification) from them.
In 1922, Seisetsu assumed the position of the 7th Kancho (minister) of the Tenryu-Ji branch of the Rinzai-Shu Sect.
He became the 240th head priest of the Tenryu-Ji Temple in Kyoto.
He caltivated many disciples such as Seki Bokuo (the 241th head of the Tenryu-Ji), Ohmori Sogen and Shimizu Kosho Seisetsu passed away at 69 on October 2 of the 20th year of the Showa era (1945).
He was good at drawing.
The Tenryu-Ji Temple is the headquarters of the Tenryu-Ji branch of the Rinzai-Shu Sect.
The temple was founded in 1339 by Ashikaga Takauji (1305-1358), the first Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, and the first chief priest was Muso Soseki.

Signature & Seal
Only Seals
Part of Drawing
Japanese Paper, 133 x 31.5 cm ( 52.4 x 12.4 inches )
Silk, 209 x 45 cm ( 82.3 x 17.7 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood (Lacquered)
Tomobako Original Wood Box

This brush drawing was done in 1939.
The attached two certificates prove that it is a genuine writing by Seki Seisetsu.
The uppter half of the drawing part is slightly foxed.
There are some spots and stains on the drawing part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
The Buddhistic chant "Na Mu Amida Butsu" is written in good form.

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Kanji Drawing, Na Mu Amida Buddha

Seals of Seki Seisetsu
Lacquered Roller End
Roller End
Japanese Kanji Drawing done with Fude Brush and Black Sumi Ink
Japanese Shodo Calligraphy by High-Ranked Buddhist Abbot
Two Genuine Writing Certificates
Genuine Writing Certificates issued in 1939 and 1940
Endorsement on Lid by Seki Seisetsu
Hakogaki Endorsement
In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
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