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agobay MT 0023 tosei-shinabe 127 1

Tosei Shinabe

Zen-imbued Japanese kekkai stones

Experience the serene balance between the seen and unseen that lies in kekkai stones. Traditionally used in Japanese temples and tea houses, the ‘za kekkai’ stones are not merely objects but keepers of Zen spirituality. In the quietness of one of Kyoto’s oldest Zen temples, Buddhist Zen monk Tosei Shinabe sits in deep meditation, practising ‘zazen (seated meditation): his creations, filled with prayers, serve as a serene reminder to pause intentionally, immerse yourself in the moment or find peace through meditation.