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Bodhidharma: Jakunen-fudou / Sokushū Akiyoshi - Daruma
- Product ID
- Sokushū Akiyoshi
Born in Ōita pref. in 1948. Abbot of the Hōshun-in sub-temple of the Daitokuji temple.
- 540mm x 1630mm
- Roller End Material
Wood coated with black "urushi" (lacquer)
- Material of the Work
- Japanese paper
- JPY 120,000
- Stock Condition
- In stock
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Daruma (Bodhidharma) is regarded as the founder of Zen. It is said that in the Suzan Shourin-ji Temple, Daruma faced the wall and continued meditating for nine years; however, there is also a theory that this legend resulted from a misperception of Daruma’s “hekikan” (literally, “staring at the wall”.) Hekikan comprised the characteristics of Daruma’s religious doctrine of “looking by becoming like a wall,” or in other words, “Zen in which truth is discovered in an unmoving state like a wall.” This thought was assumed by the later established Chinese Zen; for example, it became the definition of “zazen,” which is said to be a word created by “Rokuso Enou” (sixth leader Enou.)
Sokushū Akiyoshi is an abbot of the Hōshun-in sub-temple of the Daitokuji temple. “Jakunen-fudou” means that if you have a calm and silent heart, you will never lose yourself, and you will be able to attain enlightenment. I feel as if this work expresses the meaning of Daruma’s hekikan.