Shimizu Kōshō

NAME Shimizu Kōshō / 清水公照
BIRTH & DEATH 1911-1999
BIRTH PLACE Hyōgo pref.

PEN NAME 公照
MASTER
POSITION
  • The 207th and the 208th Bettō (head priest) of the Tōdai-ji temple
  • The chief abbot of the Kegon sect
RECORD OF AWARDS
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DESCRIPTION

Shimizu Kōshō (清水公照, 1911-1999) was a Japanese monk. The 207th and the 208th Bettō (head priest) of the Tōdai-ji temple. The chief abbot of the Kegon sect. In 1980 completed repairing the Great Buddha Hall during the Showa period. Principal of Tōdai-ji Kindergarten. His paintings, calligraphic works and pottery were very popular.

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