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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

FOUR-LINE POEM IN CURSIVE SCRIPT by Duli Xingyi (Jp. Dokuryū Shōeki)

Four-Line Poem in Cursive Script, 17th century
Duli Xingyi 獨立性易 (Jp. Dokuryū Shōeki, 1596-1672)
Japan, Edo period (1615-1868)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
23.5 x 25 cm; 105.6 x 35.2 cm (mounted)
Collection of Stuart Katz

With just one call of the rooster,

Startled awake, just like Shun!
One who ‘so diligently does what’s good’
Joys in possessing the tone of the Open Way

— trans. Jonathan Chaves

See a portrait of Duli Xingyi (Jp. Dokuryū Shōeki) 

 

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