Ikkyu



[ Portrait if the monk Ikkyu by Bokusai (Shosai) ; a
disciple of Ikkyu,


late 1400’s. Also, an  imitation of Ikkyu’s calligraphy
and verse, by Bokusai.


National Museum, Tokyo; “national treasure”]

Ikkyu

( Ikkyu Sojun, Crazy Cloud )

( 1394 – 1481 )

Review of Zen-Man
Ikkyu
by James H. Sanford


by Michael Harings provides an introduction to his life
and dharma

According to James Steinberg, in Love
of the God-Man
, Ikkyu was among the few Zen priests who argued that
his enlightenment (“satori”) was deepened by consorting with “pavillion
girls”. He entered brothels wearing his black robes, since for him sexual
intercourse was a religious rite. Stories of his “Crazy-Wise” antics are
so widespread that he has become a cult folk-hero in modern Japan.

Ikkyu restored the Myoshoji Temple and renamed it Shuonan
to show his respect for the reverend monk Daio-kokushi. The temple was
generally known as Ikkyu’s hermitage in Takigi, a village halfway between
Kyoto and the port town Sakai. The main hall, which was constructed in
1506, is among the oldest examples of Zen-style architecture in Kyoto and
Nara. It is now known as Ikkyu-ji Temple
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Ikkyu:
15th-century Zen Master

Ikkyu
Sojun

Zen
Art


( 4 Ikkyu pages;

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bibliography  (and excerpts)

Zen-Man Ikkyu

James H. Sanford

Published 1981

( review )

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Unraveling Zen’s Red Thread
:


Ikkyu’s Controversial Way

Jon Etta Hastings Carter Covell

Published 1981

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Crow
With No Mouth :


Ikkyu
15th Century Zen Master
(cover)


Ikkyu, Stephen Berg

Copper Canyon Press, paperback, 1989

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Wild Ways : Zen Poems of Ikkyu

Ikkyu, John Stevens (Translator)

Shambhala Publications, paperback, 1995

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Ikkyu and the Crazy Cloud Anthology :

A Zen Poet of Medieval Japan

(UNESCO Collection of Representative Works. Japanese
Series)


Ikkyu, et al

University of Tokyo Press, hardcover, 1987

(Columbia University Press?)

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Ikkyu Sojun: A Zen Monk and His Poetry

Sonja Arntzen / Unknown Binding / Published 1973

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The possible impossibles of Ikkyu the Wise

I. G. Edmonds

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Three Zen Masters :

Ikkyu, Hakuin, Ryokan

(Kodansha Biographies)

John Stevens / Paperback / Published 1993

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