Unshitsu, an Artist Monk
Unshitsu, the 26th Head Priest of Komyoji Temple(1753〜1827), was famous as a unique and artistic Buddhist monk. He had a great knowledge of Confucianism and was familiar with poetry and paiting. His books of paintings, "Sansuibi" and "Soushi Gaden", were published several times in Edo era. They show that he was one of the most famous painters in that period. Besides, his poetry book was Kafu Nagai's favorite, who was a great writer in Japan.