"Settled between Heaven and Earth!
Reikai, follower of the Way"
The inscription means, "Zen (represented by Daruma) is to settle oneself in the center of heaven and earth, in the here and now." Reikai (1877-1946) was a Soto Zen monk who lived in Northern Japan. After his temple Ryoun-ji burned down, Reikai brushed Daruma paintings in exchange for donations to help rebuild it.
Age: 19th-20th Century
Size: overall 50.5" x 28" (128 x 71 cm); image 13-1/2" x 24-3/8" (34 x 62 cm)
Media: Ink on Paper
Price: $3,500.00 USD