Calligraphy in One Line


Calligraphy in One Line

calligraphy / Edo

By Gyokushitsu Sōhaku (1572-1641) 

Edo period, 17th century

Ink on paper


Gyokushitsu Sōhaku was the 147th abbot of Daitokuji in Kyoto. He and other Zen monks were banished after the samurai government cracked down on imperial Zen patronage in the so-called “Purple Robe Incident” of 1629.

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