Zen Word drawn by Buddhist Monk

[ Zen Phrase ] Drawn by Buddhistic Priest
Reference Number
" Zen Phrase " by Buddhist Priest
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 spiritual practices under Hashimoto Gazan and Takagi Ryuen.
In 1922, Seisetsu assumed the position of the 7th Kancho (minister) of the Tenryu-Ji school of the Rinzai-Shu Sect.
He became the 240th head priest of the Tenryu-Ji Temple in Kyoto.
The Tenryu-Ji Temple is the headquarters of the Tenryu-Ji school of the Rinzai-Shu Sect whose founder was Ashikaga Takauji (1305-1358), the first Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate.
Seisetsu passed away at 69 on October 2 of the 20th year of the Showa era (1945).

Signature & Seal
Part of Writing
Silk, 129.5 x 40.5 cm ( 51 x 16 inches )
Silk, 205 x 54 cm ( 80.7 x 21.3 inches )
Roller End Material
Wood Box

Some spots on the drawing part are a little noticeable.
Although, the condition of this scroll is not bad.
One phrase from the old-time Zen book "Zenrin Ruiju" is drawn in good form.
The phrase means in literal translation that "A river runs with reflecting the light of the harvest moon".
It is pregnant with implications.

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Japanese Chirography written by Buddhist Monk
Rakkan Signature & Seals of Seki Seisetsu
Signature & Seals
Roller End made from Antler
Roller End
Kakejiku Wooden Box
In Wooden Box
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