The works of the Rinzai Zen master Gibbon Sengai (1750-1837) are among the most renowned of all Japanese art. Here are 128 examples of the great teacher1s ink paintings and drawings, accompanied by a commentary on each piece1s context and meaning by 20th-century Zen teacher D. T. Suzuki. Sengai1s art was his Zen teaching, giving expression to the ineffable with energy, humor, and breathtaking simplicity. To behold it is to encounter that teaching -- as fresh for us today as it was for Sengai1s students more than 200 years ago. Also includes editorial and prefatory notes by Eva van Hoboken; Sazo Idenitsu, owner of Sengai1s precious scrolls; Basil Gray, former Keeper of Oriental Antiquities in the British Museum; and Herbert Read.The works of the Rinzai Zen master Gibbon Sengai (1750-1837) are among the most renowned of all Japanese art.
|Author||:||Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki|