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Inzan Ien (1754-1817; Hakuin’s student), Ensō, Ink on paper, 33.1 x 44.4 cm. The Bradley R. Addison Collection
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The circular shape of an ensō represents the void, a Zen ideal of emptiness and formlessness. In this example, Inzan’s “empty” ensō is full-bodied with deep, lush ink. The inscription reads:
My heart is like the autumn moon.
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