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HAKUIN (1685 - 1768), Painter, calligrapher

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HAKUIN (1685 - 1768), Painter, calligrapher

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Japanese, 18th century, male.

Born 1685, in Hara (Shizuoka); died 1768.

Painter, calligrapher.

Hakuin was known as a zenga master, an artist whose work is designed to make the doctrines of Zen Buddhism more accessible to the general populace. At the age of 15, Hakuin entered the monastery of Shoin-ji at Hara, in the middle of Honshu. He subsequently led a life as an itinerant monk, seeking

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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