Within not one thing there are inexhaustible treasures--there are flowers, there is the moon, there are pleasure pavilions!
Brushed at the request of young Mr. Uchikoshi
by the 80 year old fellow
The character MU, 'Nothing,' is set off to the right as a 'one-word barrier,' a kind of visual Zen puzzle. The inscription is a famous Zen saying and, indeed, modern physics postulates that this incredibly complex and diverse universe is actuallly mostly empty space. Folk philospher and social activist Nishida Tenko was one of the most influential leaders of 20th century Japan. He was renowned as a Zen calligrapher.