Three Zen Masters: Ikkyū, Hakuin, and Ryōkan

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Kodansha International, 1993 - Religion - 161 pages
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Good short biographies of three major figures of Japanese Zen. All were distinctive individuals from different eras, and yet all shared artistic talent, and the book comes with examples of their poetry, ink paintings and calligraphy. Read full review

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MORIHEI UESHIBA, born in Western Japan in 1883, is the founder of the popular martial art of Aikido. After mastering classical styles of judo, kendo, and jujutsu, he created Aikido, based on the spiritual teachings of the Omoto-kyo religion. After the Second World War, Morihei established the
Aikikai Foundation to promote Aikido throughout the world. Morihei died in 1969.
The translator and compiler, JOHN STEVENS, is a professor of Buddhist studies and Aikido instructor at Tohoku Fukushi Daigaku in Sendai, Japan. He is the translator of Morihei Ueshiba's seminal work, Budo, and the author of several books on Aikido and Buddhism.

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