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Takeda Ekishû (Sôshin) (1896-1989)
Rinzai Zenga
Waterfall with birds and pines
Signed: Higashuyama Kongô kutsu
Seals: Sôshin, Ekishû, (tp)
Technique: sumi on paper 30.7 x 34.6
Mounting: azure brocade
130.5 x 48.9
Condition: flaws at the top of the mounting, otherwise good

心清松下風 Shinsei shôgefu, a clear heart is like a pine in the wind

Ekishû Takeda was a a pupil of Eisen Ejun (1878-1945). He became abbot of Daisen-in, a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji and, subsequently, 445th abbot of the Kennin-ji, and from 1945 until his retirement in 1980 seventh head, Kanchô, of the Kennin-ji sect. The Kennin-ji enjoys special honour as the oldest temple in Kyoto.

Reference:
Dujin # 107
Araki p. 1259
Nagasawa # 2895
Moog p. 92

Price: EUR 700 / USD 798