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Sengai Gibon [Hyakudō, Kohaku]locked

(b Taniguchi, Mino Prov. [now Gifu Prefect.], 1750; d Shōfukuji, Fukuoka Prefect., 1838).
  • Stephen Addiss

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Japanese Zen monk, painter and calligrapher. Of later Japanese artists in the Zenga (‘Zen painting’; seeJapan, §VI, 4, (vii)) tradition, he is perhaps the best-known in the Western world.

Born to a farming family, he became a monk at the age of ten at Seitaiji in Mino Province and at 19 began studies with the outstanding Zen teacher ...

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