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Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)
Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)

Hoten Taisho (sutra)

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Hakuin Ekaku (1685-1768)
Hoten Taisho (sutra)
Signed, dated and inscribed Iji Horeki dai hachi tsuchinoe-tora doshi chuka nijugo mei (1758.5.25) Enson sarajuka Hakuin rono Ekaku shuko kuton kuhai kinsho
Manuscript mounted as a sewn book; ink on paper
8 x 5 3/8in. (20.5 x 13.5cm.)
Box authentication by Gensho (?), 1982 (4)

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Ofuku Kohiki uta (Ofuku's song for grinding [tea] powder)

Signed and dated Horeki kanoe choto (winter, 1760) bussei dobi Sarajuka Rono sho

Handscroll; woodblock-printed text with two illustrations of tea grinding; with two modern prints published by Shoinji Temple

In Japanese legend, Ofuku was a servant in the Naraya in Otsu. For a similar print of Kohiki uta in the Eisei-Bunko Museum, Tokyo, see Takeuchi Shoji, ed., Hakuin (Tokyo: Chikuma shobo, 1964), no. 179.
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