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Ikkyu Sojun
Portrait of Ikkyu Sojun

Ikkyu Sojun (1394–1481) was a Zen master renowned for his teaching, calligraphy, and revolutionary shakuhachi (bamboo flute) playing. He founded what came to be known as “The Red Thread” (erotic) school of Zen and scandalized the Buddhist community when, at age seventy, he moved his lover into his own quarters in his temple.

AGNI has published the following work:

Poetry
Elegy
By Ikkyu Sojun
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill
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Poetry
Night Talk in a Dream Chamber
By Ikkyu Sojun
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill
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Poetry
My Hand Is Lady Mori’s Hand
By Ikkyu Sojun
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill
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Poetry
My Love’s Dark Place is Fragrant like Narcissus
By Ikkyu Sojun
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill
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Poetry
Face to Face with My Lover on Daito’s Anniversary
By Ikkyu Sojun
Translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill
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