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No Value Enso by Gocho
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"NO
VALUE
Brushed by Hensho Kongo
Gocho"

When the two characters (無価) of the inscription are pronounced muka they mean "no value," and "worthless." However, when the Buddhist pronunciation muge is used they mean "invaluable" and "priceless." That is, the jewel of enlightenment (symbolized by the enso) is precious beyond all value.
Gocho (1749-1835) was a wonder-working Tendai monk. He was a friend of Zen master Sengai. Gocho was a first-rate painter of conventional Buddha images but he excelled as a Zen artist. His brushwork is creative, free flowing, and radiant. Gocho ranks as one of the top Zenga masters.
Age: Edo Period 18th-19th Century
Size: painting 15" x 4-1/2" (38x11 cm); overall 51-1/2" x 28-3/8" (131x72 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Condition: Excellent
Price: $5,000.00 USD

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