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Enso by Shimizu Kosho
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Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
"Within not one thing
Not a speck of dust."
(signed) Grand Abbot Kosho

The inscription is a clever and provocative variation of the usual "not one thing" phrase. In this case, the meaning of the inscription is more philosophical: "Within not one thing [=non-attachment] there is not a speck of dust [=innately pure]." Or in other words, the universe is perfect just as it is. Kosho was quite eccentric, and very innovative, qualities that are reflected in the almost loopy brushwork of the enso and the inscription.
Shimizu Kosho was long-time abbot of the famous temple Todai-ji (home of the Great Buddha) in Nara. In his late fifties Kosho began to produce art as an aspect of his teaching; he was a popular and extraordinarily prolific artist in various media.
Age: 20th Century
Size: Image 13-1/8" x 18-7/8" (33 x 48 cm); overall 49" x 21-3/4" (124 x 55 cm)
Media: Ink on paper.
Condition: Excellent.
Price: $3,000.00 USD

Item No: 10623
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