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Eight Line Poem: "The Bodhisattva Jizo's Seal and Staff Reveal Shining Words": Gallery Label - Current


Minneapolis Institute of Arts



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Hyakusetsu was a Buddhist priest of the O_baku sect of Zen Buddhism in Japan. He became friends with the courtier Konoe Iehiro (1667-1736), a renowned calligrapher and tea master. Through Iehiro, Hyakusetsu was introduced to cultural circles in Kyoto. Eventually he became a well-known painter, calligrapher, tea-master, and poet in his own right. Here, Hyakusetsu used his buoyant semi-cursive script for a poem exalting the boundless compassion of the Buddhist deity, Jizo_.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 10, 2009