Sogenji monastery

Ippo Osho

Kansei-san´s life is filled with stories, from his years in China to his coming to Sogenji with water leaking through the roofs. 

His words of Issho Tanpankan (person who carries a wooden board in front of his head so he can´t see where he is going his whole life) showing his always humble mind (see drawing above). 

Being the Iemoto (Source of school) of the Bizenryu tea school, he could participate in many tea ceremonies. Thus expressing his joy of tea in his last poem:

Yet one more manju

(Manju: Japanese bean candy)


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