Simply Haiku: A Quarterly Journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry
Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2

Traditional Haiga

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Daruma Shikishiban by Miura Joten

Scroll Calligraphy:
"The clouds of delusion dissipate, and even the darkest cave is illuminated."
(signed) the old fellow Hekiun of Zuigan Temple.

Hekiun was Joten's Zen master name. Joten was longtime abbot of Zuigan-ji in Matsushima, and also served as head prelate of the Myoshin-ji Branch of Rinzai Zen.
Age: 20th century
Media: Ink on paper
Size: 14.25 X 42.5

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