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Shimizu Kosho | Calligraphy

SKU: 2001



"The Great Way has no gate" - Calligraphy by Shimizu Kosho. The sentence is taken from the preface to the Mumonkan, the most prominent of all Koan collections, compiled by the Chinese monk Hui-kai (Jap. Ekai 1183-1260).

"The Great Way has no gate
The thousand byways are its path"

Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
Ink on paper 
125.7 x 34.1 cm (49 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)
Mounting 189.5 x 47 cm (74 1/2 x 18 1/2 in.)
With original box (tomobako)

Bachmann Eckenstein