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Comprehensive information about Jakushitsu Genko including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Jakushitsu Genko ( , June 23, 1290 – September 25, 1367) was a Japanese Rinzai master, poet, flute player, and first abbot of Eigen-ji (constructed solely for him to teach Zen). His poetry is considered to be among the finest of Zen poetry. He traveled to China and studied Ch'an with masters of the Linji school from 1320 to 1326, then returned to Japan and lived for many years as a hermit. It was only toward the end of his life that he decided to teach Zen to others. This educational Jakushitsu Genko resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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