Calligraphy by Shimizu Kosho:
"Day after day, again day after day" (nichi
nichi nichi nichi mata nichi nichi).
This is the first part of a poem by Ryokan Taigu (1758-1831):
"Day after day again day after day,
I lend my body to play with the children.
Wrapped in my sleeves two or three balls,
I cannot eat or drink more of this peaceful spring day"
Sealed Kegon Zanmai (=Samadhi); Todai,
Drifting Old Man; Kosho and signed by the artist.
Ryokan (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Soto
Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as
a hermit. Ryokan is remembered for his poetry and
Original box with inscription.
Shimizu Kosho (1911-1999)
Ink on paper
130.8 x 32.8 cm (51 1/2 x 13 in.)
Mounting 193 x 46 cm (78 x 18 in.)
Original box (tomobako)