Nishigaki Sōkō (1908-1985)

Calligraphy "Mu" (Nothing)

Inv. Nr. #A.56
Date 1960/70s
Material Ink on paper
Dimensions H 119,5 x W 54 cm

Comes with inscribed and signed wooden box.

Hanging scroll with the single character "Mu" 無 (Nothing), which refers to the emptiness of all things written by Nishigaki Sōkō 西垣宗興 (1908-1985). Nishigaki was born in Gifu prefecture in 1908. He entered monastic life first at Shinju-an, Daitoku-ji that is the famous subtemple of Zen-eccentric Ikkyū Sōjun (1394-1481). Later he became abbot of Daitoku-ji's affiliated temple Gokuraku-ji in Kinosaki, Hyōgo prefecture.