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MOKUAN SHOTO (1611-1684) EDO PERIOD, 1672
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102

VARIOUS PROPERTIES

MOKUAN SHOTO (1611-1684) EDO PERIOD, 1672
Estimate
10,00020,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Fine Japanese Art

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MOKUAN SHOTO (1611-1684) EDO PERIOD, 1672
hanging scroll, ink on paper, with a running script poem of horizontal format (yokomono), dated 1672, with three seals
27 x 68.8 cm, 10 5/8  x 27 1/8  in.
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Provenance

Manpukuji Temple, Kyoto

Catalogue Note

A poem, written by the mountain monk Obaku Mokuan in the spring of 1672:

景物風情弄翠香

林泉溢目發禛祥

定回徒林逢佳客

膝促論懷到夕陽

檻外天華飄細雨

簾前燕子語春長

分明不昧娘生眼

却許入門勘法王

All creatures in clear weather now, enjoying blue-green fragrance;

Forests, streams overflow the eye with omens of good fortune!

Awakened from Samadhi, wandering the forest, meeting a treasured friend:

Knee to knee, discussing feeling ‘til the sun goes down.

Beyond the railing, Heaven’s corona sends floatingly light rain;

Before the blinds, swallows chatter endlessly of spring.

Clearly, now, no longer obscured, the young lady’s vision:

No now she’s permitted to enter the Gate, to examine the Dharma-King

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