Japanese Monk, painter and poet
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Quotes about Seigan SoiEdit
- Zen Master Seigan Soi (1588-1661) was born in Omi province. He was also known as Jisho, Koro, and Bodo, and was the Dharma-heir of Kenkoku Soryo (1556-1621, 159th abbot of Daitokuji).
- Chanoyu, nr. 27-29, 1981. p. 43
- Seigan Sōi was the 170th abbot of Daitokuji in Kyoto. Also known as Jishōshi or Korō, he founded Zen temples throughout Japan and was invited by the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu (1604–1651) to assume the abbacy of Tōkaiji in Shinagawa, Edo (Tokyo) in 1649, after the death of the eminent monk Takuan Sōhō (1573–1645).
- Seigan Sōi, “Hell” (Jigoku), Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), The Met, accessed 22-06-2018.