- Hakuin Ekaku (白隠 慧鶴) [1686-1769]
- Tenjin in China
- With mounting
- Ink on paper
- *Mark on the right side of the screen.
*This type of painting depicts the Shinto deity Tenjin(Sugawara-no-Michizane,845-903) in a Taoist robe with a Chinese hood holding a branch of plum blossom.
*Based on a tale that Tenjin attained true enlightenment after he had met Chinese Zen priest WuzhunShifan(ButsuganZenji,1177-1249) in song China in his dream .
*These paintings represent the doctrine of the unification of the three teachings.