Bodhidharma drawn by Buddhist Priest
- Reference NumberSP-70303
- Title" Daruma & Kanji " by High-ranked Buddhist Monk
- DrawerSagawa Myoushun (1891-1988)
Kancho minister of the Kegon-Shu Sect of Buddhism.
The 203rd head priest of the Todai-Ji Temple in Nara.
Myoushun was born in Sagawa village of Nara Prefecture in the 24th year
of the Meiji era.
At the age of 10, he started practicing asceticizm at the Todai-Ji Temple.
In 1918, he became the head priest of the Hokurin-In in the Todai-Ji.
In 1961, he became the 203rd head priest of the Todai-Ji and also the Kancho
minister of the Kegon-Shu Sect.
Myoushun deceased in the 63rd year of the Showa era at the age of 97.
- Signature & SealYes
- Part of DrawingJapanese Paper, 110 x 32.5 cm ( 43.3 x 12.8 inches )
- MountingSilk, 191 x 45.5 cm ( 75.2 x 18 inches )
- Roller End MaterialWood (Lacquered & engraved)
- BoxWood Box with Proof
- DescriptionThere are not a few small spots on the drawing part.
As a whole, the condition of this scroll is not so bad.
Daruma (Bodhidharma) is depicted artistically using Fude Japanese brush and only
Sumi black ink.
A Kanji phrase is also written at the top.
The phrase means that "Singh lion roars".
Those drawing and writing were done by Sagawa Myoushun, high-ranked Buddhist
monk belonged to the Kegon-Shu Sect.
Signature & Seals
In Shikibako Wooden Box
Roller End (Lacquered & Engraved)