Nakahara Nantenbō

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakahara.
Painting and calligraphy on silk signed “Hachijūgo (85-year-old) Nantembō Tōjū”, 1923

Nakahara Nantenbō (中原 南天棒?, April 3, 1839 – February 12, 1925), also known as Tōjū Zenchū and as Nantenbō Tōjū, was a Japanese Zen Master. In his time known as a fiery reformer[clarification needed], he was also a prolific and accomplished artist. He produced many fine examples of Zen Art and helped bridge the gap between older forms of Zen Buddhist art and its continuation in the 20th century.

External links[edit]

  • Nakahara Nantenbō, by Matthew Welch in The Art of Twentieth-Century Zen, Paintings and Calligraphy by Japanese Masters Eds. Audrey Yoshiko Seo with Stephen Addiss. (c) 1988
  • 中原南天棒, Kotobank (in Japanese)