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Tōyō Sesshūlocked

(b Bitchū [now Okayama Prefect.], 1420; d 1506).
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Japanese Zen monk and painter.

Sesshū began his religious training as an acolyte attending to the eminent Zen master Shunrin Shūtō (d 1463); he is known to have been in Kyoto by 1430. Records show him also to have been a disciple of the prominent monk Ryūko Shinkei (...

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