Musō Soseki
  • Musō Soseki

  • Died: October 12, 1351
  • Born: Japan.

  • Description: Musō Soseki (夢窓 疎石, 1275 – October 20, 1351) was a Rinzai Zen Buddhist monk and teacher, and a calligraphist, poet and garden designer. The most famous monk of his time, he is also known as Musō Kokushi (夢窓国師?) ("national Zen teacher"), a honorific conferred to him by Emperor Go-Daigo. His mother was the daughter of Hōjō Masamura (1264-1268), seventh Shikken (regent) of the Kamakura shogunate.

    (from Wikipedia)