Lot 102
  • 102

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

Estimate
10,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Description

  • 27 x 68.8 cm, 10 5/8  x 27 1/8  in.
hanging scroll, ink on paper, with a running script poem of horizontal format (yokomono), dated 1672, with three seals

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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