K244 Every Day Good Day by Kusashige Zenkō 草繁全弘

Every Day Good Day

(signed) Kōya Zenkō

高野全弘
日々好日

Kusashige Zenkō (草繁全弘, 1906-1996)

K244
hanging scroll, sumi on paper 127.9 cm × 33.0cm.

 

Zenkō was onother Shingon abbot from Mt. Kōya. His version of this Zen phrase omits the “is”. Shingon is the Tantric Buddhism of Japan that maintains that the entire universe is the manifestation of Dainichi Nyōrai, the Great Sun Buddha. Since the character for day and sun are the same this could also be read “Every day Dainichi Nyōrai!”