(1895-1979). Soto Zen
Master. Left Japan during the military
buildup in the 1930s preceeding the Second World War
, travelled throughout Asia
. Returned to Japan in the 1950s. Left Japan in the 1960s when the Soto Zen Church would not accept his full Transmission
of Myoshin Ekaku, a nun
as a Dharma-heir because she was a woman
. Travelled in Europe. In the late 1960s went to Canada
and established a small Zen monastery, Hakukaze-ji. There he gave Transmission to Anzan Hoshin
who continues his Lineage.
An old and dear friend of mine.