Idiom drawn by Zen Buddhist in 1939

[ Zen Phrase ] Written by High-Ranked Buddhisic Monk in 1939
Reference Number
" Zen Phrase " Drawn by Buddhistic Priest in 1939
Ohnishi Ryokei (1875 - 1983)

Ryokei was born in Nara Prefecture in the 8th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Koji.
When 15 years old, Ryokei entered a Buddhist monastery and pursued spiritual practices under Saeki Join at the Kofuku-Ji Temple.
When Ryokei was 25 years old, he became the 231st head priest of the temple.
In 1904, he became the Kancho (Minister) of the Hosso-Shu Sect of Buddhism.
In 1914, he became the chief priest of the Kiyomizu-Dera Temple in Kyoto.
In 1965, he established the Kita-Hosso-Shu Sect and became the Kancho of that sect.
Ryokei deceased in the 58th year of the Showa era at the age of 108.

Signature & Seal
Part of Drawing
Japanese Paper, 108.5 x 27.5 cm ( 42.7 x 10.8 inches )
Silk, 182 x 30 cm ( 71.7 x 11.8 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood (Lacquered)
Tomobako Original Wood Box

This scroll was drawn on October 10th of 1939.
It is slightly foxed overall as it was drawn years ago.
The lacquering of the both roller ends is a little grazed.
Although, the condition of this scroll is not bad.
A Zen idiom is drawn powerfully using Japanese brush and black Sumi ink.
The idiom literally means that "I can hear pure sound from the natural mountain stream."
That means a natural world without any artificial thing is the best.
This scroll is suitable for Chanoyu Japanese tea ceremony.
Of course, it is also good to hang it in an ordinary room.

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Zen Kanji Idiom written by Buddhistic Priest
Rakkan Signature & Stamps of Ohnishi Ryokei
Signature & Seals
Lacquered Wood End
Roller End
Hakogaki Endorsement In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
In Tomobako Original Wooden Box
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