K067 Ensō by Matsuzaka Kian 松坂帰庵

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Matsuzaka Kian (松坂帰庵, 1893-1959)
K067 hanging scroll, sumi on paper 105.8 cm × 24.5 cm.

This is a classic Zen circle, hanging in space, and symbolizing all manner of Buddhist truth—eternal flow, the moon-mind of enlightenment, the emptiness of being. Kian has signed his name (帰庵) at the bottom as if he is looking up at the moon. The brushwork is clear, lucid, and serene.