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Sengai: The Zen of Ink and Paper
     

Sengai: The Zen of Ink and Paper

by Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki
 

Gibbon Sengai (1750–1837) was known for his humor and unorthodox teaching style. A Zen master of the Rinzai school, he was also one of the most illustrious artists Japan has ever produced, known throughout the world for his calligraphies and paintings. Sengai went through years of hard monastery training before being elected abbot of Shofukuji, Japan's oldest

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Gibbon Sengai (1750–1837) was known for his humor and unorthodox teaching style. A Zen master of the Rinzai school, he was also one of the most illustrious artists Japan has ever produced, known throughout the world for his calligraphies and paintings. Sengai went through years of hard monastery training before being elected abbot of Shofukuji, Japan's oldest Zen temple. Calligraphy and drawing became his primary modes of teaching and expression. Here are one hundred twenty-eight black-and-white reproductions of his work, selected and explained by the Zen scholar D. T. Suzuki. The commentary explains each piece of art, its context, and the Zen teaching it exemplifies. First appearing posthumously in 1971 (New York Graphic Society edition), Sengai is Dr. Suzuki's last published book—and it is said that he considered it to be the culmination of his work.

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Tricycle Magazine
Unorthodox and witty, Sengai (1751-1837) is regarded as one of the greatest Zen masters of all time. This was the final text written by the monumentally important scholar, D.T. Suzuki, and he considered it a summation of his work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570624896
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
11/30/1999
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.85(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.49(d)

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Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki (1870–1966) was one of the primary modern interpreters of Zen for the West. He is the author of many books, among them Manual of Zen Buddhism, Essays in Zen Buddhism, and Zen in Japanese Culture.

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