Calligraphy from the Zen Schools in Japanese Buddhism

The exhibition features zen calligraphy from monks of the three major Japanese zen schools: Kogetsu Zenzai and Hakuin Ekaku from the Rinzai School, Gesshu Souko and Menzai Zuihou from the Sōtō School, and Ingen Ryuki and his disciple Mokuan Shoutou from the Ōbaku School.

大字「獅子吼」_隠元隆琦_江戸時代

“Shishiku” by Ingen Ryuki (Edo Period)

Exhibition information

  • Date: October 5 – November 25, 2017
  • Venue: Tomioka Shigenori Collection Gallery, 1F Aizu Museum
  • Time: 10:00-17:00 (admission until 16:30)
  • Closed on Sundays and Holidays (with the exception of 10/9, 10/15, 11/5 and 11/23)
  • Free admission
  • There will be a gallery talk on October 14 (Sat) from 13:00 -13:30.

On exhibit

大燈国師図_蘇山玄喬_江戸時代

“Daitokokushi-zu” by Sozan Genkyo (Edo Period)

一行書「祖月禅風」_月舟宗胡_江戸時代

Single-line calligraphy by Gesshu Souko (Edo Period)

短歌「わが宿は」_大愚良寛_江戸時代

Calligraphy by Taigu Ryoukan (Edo Period)

「風外自画像」風外慧薫 江戸時代

Self-portrait by Fugai Ekun (Edo Period)

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