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Deiryû (1895-1954) and Uchideyaki
Kashibachi, bowl for sweets - Shôrô Unkan, Pines are old, and clouds at leisure
Signed: Kaô
Seals: Uchide
Technique: Fine craqueled grey Kyôyaki with a blue underglaze inscription Ø18.5 x 8
Condition: fine

Deiryû, Kanshû Sôjun, was born into a military family. Tuberculosis prevented a career in the navy and he became an acolyte. In 1911 at the Kaisei-ji temple in Nishinomiya he served Nantembô as an attendant and he became his pupil in 1913. In 1924 he went to the Enpuku-ji temple at Yawata to study under Kôzuki Tessô (1883-1941) from whom he received his inka, certificate of enlightenment. In 1927 Deiryû became head of the Rinzai-ji in Taiwan. After his return in 1932, he became abbot to the Kaisei-ji, lecturing Zen. When in 1937 the shike Chisô Tesshû (1879-1937) of the Enpuku-ji died in a car crash, he was asked to take his place. From 1942 he was the 626th generation kanchô, head abbott of the Myôshin-ji. He continued the Zenga tradition of Nantembô.

Berry ‘06 p. 193
Audrey Yoshiko Seo p. 35-57
Dujin pp. 38-44, 84-85 (# 17-23, 63-65)
Welch p.159-160
Moog p. 228

Price: EUR 750 / USD 825