Subject:scroll - monk enjoying go.
Posted By: Ger Sun, Sep 17, 2023 IP: 2a02:a46d:cada:1:150
Please read the text on this scroll depicting, according to the given description, a monk enjoying go. Here is what I got.
The painter was given as:
Shūnin Kagao (加賀尾秀忍)( January 5 , 1901 - May 14, 1977 ) who was a Shingon sect priest
加賀尾秀忍 - Wikipedia
An interesting person. As I understand it he was against the death penalty and tried to reverse it for convicted war criminals. The text seems to start with something like "Laughing in the face of death...". Go being a game of life and death the priest might show how this is done during a game?
The seal is explained in the Encyclopedia of Japanese Buddhist Sects:
日本仏教宗派事典 コンパクト版 | テーマ別データベース | リサーチ・ナビ | 国立国会図書館
click - 日本人名情報索引（人文分野）データベース
Indeed Shūnin Kagao, given above as the painter, used the alias of Mujin.
However I do not recognize his name in the picture.