Unsui (Novice Priest)

Unsui (Novice Priest)

Sho Kishino
Item Number:5
H12 1/4 W5 1/8 D3 3/4 in
H31 W13 D9.5 cm



Pine (350-year-old timber from Ryūkōin Temple building in the Daitokuji temple complex belonging to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. )


An Un-sui is a novice priest who, like a cloud, or flowing water, has no fixed abode but travels endlessly in search of enlightenment. This work depicts a novice priest with his hands clasped in front of him, in accordance with the Zen ritual for leaving a room.

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