Sunday, January 24, 2010

Morimasa "Seisui" Horiuchi; Quiet Water

The monument marker erected in the 1960's at the Asahi Waterfall; the inspiration for Taki Ochi. Sensei Morimasa Horiuchi's name is engraved on the back of the monument as Seisui Horiuchi, along with his good friend Yushin Kuniyoshi and other Taizan-ha notable players. Seisui translates as "Quiet Water" and Yushin as "Spirit Heart". Tomimori Kyozan gave Mori-san his Taizan-ha name. Kyozan Sensei's student is a calm, gentle, humorous person with all the power and flexibility of water's nature. He doesn't use the name but there it is...

Sensei Seisui has a nice ring like a clear bell.