Calligraphy in One Line


Calligraphy in One Line

calligraphy / Nanbokucho

By Muso Soseki (1275-1351)

Nanbokucho period, 14th century

Ink on paper


These four characters were written by the prominent Japanese monk Muso Soseki. They derive from a verse in the Buddhist text [Xinxin ming], which was written by Sengcan, a Chinese Zen monk who was active during the 6th century.

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