Archive for Nov, 2017

Zen monk and mosquito

One dear friend brought me these from Japan – to get the story behind this mon and the mosquito, I asked another friend about it. The answer is, that it is a zen master in old times in China, who scares away the flies with this, not killing them. So it originally is a fly whisk, but at some time became a symbol for a person being a master. Its name is a ‘hokku’ – unusual and beautiful, isn’t it?


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