Flowers open, spring comes to 10,000 lands.
"The flower of the mind opens, enlightenment bursts forth everywhere." This is a splendid example of Daruma portrayed from the side, brushed in rich, full ink tones. Tesshu's Daruma has his Zen gaze fixed on the viewer, and there is no way we can avoid confronting the Grand Patriarch.
Tesshu (1879-1937) served as head abbot of Myoshin-ji in Kyoto, headquarters of the largest Rinzai branch of Zen in Japan. Tesshu visited the Buddhist sites of India and China as a young monk, and he established the first international Zen training center in Japan.
Age: Meiji 19th Century
Size: image 41" x 10" (104 x 25 cm); overall 72.5" x 15.5" (184 x 39 cm)
Media: Ink on paper
Price: $1,600.00 USD