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Ten'Yu Shoko

 (1586 - 1666)
Ten'Yu Shoko was active/lived in Asia.  TenYu Shoko is known for calligraphy, garden design.

Biography   Ten'Yu Shoko

In 1625 Ten'yu (1586-1666) became the 169th abbot of Daitokuji Temple; he was also Dharma-brother of Takuan, mentor of Isshi Monju (see lot 66). He is celebrated both for his calligraphy and for his garden design, as well as for the fact that he makes an appearance in Mori Ogai's grisly short story Abe Ichizoku (The Abe Family, 1913).

Ten'yu was one of the best and most creative of Daitokuji calligraphers. His elegant brushwork is soft, bright, and refined.

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